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Four panel collage of students involved in international programming


ODU strives to bridge geopolitical divides by fostering the exchange of scholars, students and ideas. We cultivate leaders who aim to better themselves and more effectively serve others. We enhance their leadership skills through academics, experiences and connections that strengthen the expertise and networks they need to make a difference in their communities.



International Student

Pakistani Student Realizing “Amazing” Learning Experience in America


Hassan Mahmood, a computer software engineering student, is the first in his family to come to the U.S. and attend a university. The opportunity was presented through the U.S. Department of State's Global UGRAD-Pakistan Program, which allows him to spend one semester at Old Dominion University.