Category Archives: International Visitors

NOVA-AL Hosts Art Exhibit for Visiting Turkish faculty member

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Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem DEMİR Chair of Department of Visual Comm. Design Gazi University, Faculty of Fine Arts


The Alexandria Tyler Art Gallery held an opening reception and artist talk on  Monday, September 29th for a visiting scholar to NOVA from Turkey.  Dr. Cigdem Demir is studying at NOVA for the Fall semester with a group of 15 Turkish faculty from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish faculty represent a variety of academic disciplines but are here primarily to improve their academic English skills and to learn more about the US higher education system which includes networking and interacting with colleagues in their fields of study. Dr. Demir, an artist and graphic designer, was given the opportunity to display some of her work at NOVA and will also be leading a master class for advanced art students on the Alexandria campus in October.

Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.
Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.


NOVA and the World Site Goes Live!


We are pleased to introduce our new “NOVA and the World” website to the NOVA community.

Here you will be able to find internationally focused resources and information relevant to current students, faculty and staff as well as prospective students abroad.

Here’s just a brief overview of some of the resources you’ll find:

  •  Information on Study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities for NOVA students
  •   Professional development and curricular ideas for faculty and staff 
  • Various updates and information on NOVA’s interactions with the world.

The site is still a work in progress so continue to check back from time to time for new information and resources to be added and let us know what you think.

Also, please consider following our blog feed as we will be regularly posting updates and information that will be linked to the site.


Welcome to our new Blog!

In case you haven’t heard, NOVA has an Office of Global Studies and Programs and we are doing some pretty interesting things around the world on behalf of NOVA.

Did you know that NOVA …

  • students represent 180 nationalities?
  • maintains @ 2,000 international (F-1) student visas each year?
  • hosts groups of international visitors on a regular basis?
  • faculty led 2 study abroad trips this past summer to Ghana and Fiji?

We are currently in the midst of expanding our NOVA web presence and hope to have our new website launched later this fall. This new and improved website will provide specific information for students and faculty on ways you can become more involved with NOVA’s international activities both on and off campus. We plan to use this blog as a way to update the NOVA community about international scholarships and awards, study abroad opportunities and our expanding relationships with international institutions around the world among other things.  

Please stay tuned and join in the discussion.