Our mission is to provide a variety of educational and cultural opportunities for scholars, educators and students from Asian countries and the United States to explore foundational and culturally meaningful topics in education and related fields. The International Educational Studies Center (IESC) is committed to fostering an educational community that encourages dynamic intellectual dialogues among all stakeholders who are responsible for the education of all individuals from diverse backgrounds.


The IESC's vision is to promote EDUCATION BEYOND BORDERS through innovative, effective and culturally responsive collaborations with our education partners from Asian countries and Asian communities locally and nationally.


  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with universities from around the world.
  • Increase and strengthen the international community at VCU through increased international student enrollment and improved visiting scholar program from around the world.
  • Enhance cross-cultural awareness through short-term educational and cultural training programs.