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The College actively seeks to enroll a diverse student body. The minority population has increased at VWC over the last few years and is currently at 30%. The Admissions Office Staff travels in the United States and the Caribbean to recruit students from a variety of backgrounds.
VWC also enrolls international students from a variety of countries such as Russia, Bulgaria, Trinidad, Korea, Germany, Colombia and Turkey. These students enrich the cultural landscape of our campus through sharing their own heritage and traditions.
Virginia Wesleyan is deeply committed to preparing students to function effectively in a global context. A strong Modern Language Department offers introductory and advanced courses in Spanish, French and German and introductory courses in Latin.
In addition, the College offers courses that provide students with a global perspective. Along with their study of European history and culture, students can take classes on such topics as:
Within the United States, diversity is becoming a fact of life. In recognition of this, Virginia Wesleyan offers courses that focus on diversity in our history and culture. Course examples include:
At Virginia Wesleyan, some courses focus explicitly on women or gender issues. For example, students can take courses such as:
Along with courses which present the cultural variety present in our nation and in our world, other classes focus on re-thinking and re-conceptualizing how we perceive differences. These courses include: