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Richmond is a campus filled with opportunities to get involved and stay busy outside of class and studying. But there are a few things here that we highly encourage you to explore, things that we’ve learned make a huge difference in the quality of students’ overall college experience.

Community-Based Learning and other opportunities to engage with the community

In CBL classes, faculty design projects to respond to community-identified needs, and students work on that real life issue within the context of their course. It’s just one of meaningful opportunities that is offered by the Center for Civic Engagement, where serving and learning off-campus and in the community is the priority.

Study Abroad

With advance planning, any academically qualified Richmond student has the option to study abroad for a semester or year through one of our more than 75 programs around the world. Over 60% of UR students study abroad. Learn more about the opportunities here, and check out the information specifically for first-generation students.

Financial support for internship or research experiences with the UR Summer Fellowships program.

Thanks to The Richmond Guarantee, every Richmond student can access up to $4000 to support one unpaid or low-paid summer internship or research experience.  Find your opportunity, make your case for how it fits your academic plans, and UR may help fund it. Choose your opportunity (Career Services can help with this) and apply for a UR Summer Fellowship to fund it. More than 500 Richmond students received fellowships in summer, 2015, totaling over $1.6 million in university support!

Living/Learning Communities and Sophomore Scholars in Residence program.

It's one thing to read, study, discuss and an issue in class. It's another to join a community where students live together in a residence hall, take a class, do research, travel off-campus, and become engaged in a topic on a deeper level. Students in these signature programs at the University become engaged in the communty, have deep conversations, build friendships with a diverse group of students, and find mentors in dedicated faculty members.