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Open Batten Courses for Fall 2023

Are you still looking for a fall class and are interested in trying out a Batten class? Read on to see what courses are still available for the fall semester!

Why Did I Choose Batten?

Lead Ambassador RJ Rhodes sat down with a few recent alums to see why they chose the Batten School and the BA program.

Study Abroad and Batten

The opportunity to study abroad can be a rewarding one for UVA students of all majors, and enables students to experience and adapt to new cultures and environments, develop global knowledge and perspectives, and improve language application skills. In this post, we highlight experiences of Batten students who have studied or are planning to study abroad and answer some commonly asked questions pertaining to studying abroad as a Batten student.

What Should I Take This Fall?

With shopping carts open and course enrollment for the fall on your mind, the Admissions team is sharing helpful tips and classes to consider as you prepare for application to the Batten School.

Preparing for Success with Global Studies and Batten

A popular double major combination at Batten is with Global Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read on for Lead Ambassador Olivia Nguyen-Dillon’s take on the benefits of a proactive approach to combining these paths!

Maggie Anderson

Batten graduates find employment across the globe in various sectors, from non-profits to government to think tanks. In this latest blog post, read more about Maggie Anderson (MPP ‘18) on how Batten prepared her for her current role in local government as Chief of Staff to Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia!

Photo of classroom and city council building

Second-year MPP student Scott Rykala shares how the skills he’s learned at Batten helped in his summer internship at Pittsburgh’s City Council.

Open Batten Courses For Spring 2023

Are you still looking for a spring class and are interested in trying out a Batten class? Read on to see what courses are still available for the spring semester!

Impact Investing in Appalachia

Due to popular demand, we will be offering our experiential course, Impact Investing in Appalachia in the J-term again this Winter! Students will travel through rural Appalachia and get to meet and learn from local entrepreneurs and impact investors. Read on to learn more about this course from current SE Fellow Drew!

What Should I Take This Spring?

Are you interested in exploring a degree program at the Batten School and unsure what to do next? Read this post on spring course offerings at the Batten School for some suggested next steps!