Please read and view media coverage on the VCU Social Media Institute:

“Faces of 2014: Iraqi students in summer VCU program” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dec. 27, 2014)

“VCU builds U.S.-Iraqi relations” (VCU President’s Annual Report, Dec. 12, 2014)

“Despite political unrest, Iraqi students partake in VCU summer institute aiding non-profits” (The Commonwealth Times, August 25, 2014)

“Iraqi students learn lessons about social media” (WTVR-CBS 6, July 23, 2014)

“VCU, Iraqi students boost social media for nonprofits” (VCU News, July 18, 2014)

“A battle between governments, not people” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 17, 2014)

“Turning Social Media into Social Action” (Meridian International Center, August 29, 2o13)

“Leadership program brings Iraqi students to VCU” (The Commonwealth Times, August 27, 2013)

“Window into Iraq: Ancient Civilizations of Babylon to Holy Shrines in Najaf” (, August 6, 2012)

“Cultural Collaboration at VCU” (VCU News, August 3, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: Oranges and Orchards of Southeast” (, August 2, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: A mixture of Religion and Diversity Brings a Sense of Freedom” (, July 30, 2012)

“Students help nonprofits while making global connections” (VCU School of Mass Communications, July 27, 2012)

“Window into Iraq: Warm-hearted People of Kurdish Region” (, July 25, 2012)

“Window into Iraq from IYLEP Students” (, July 23, 2012)

“IYLEP: A Window into Iraq” (, July 16, 2012)

“Iraqi students learn social media lessons in Richmond” (WTVR CBS 6, July 12, 2012)

“Iraqi students explore being Vendors For a Day” (Washington’s Street Sense, July 10, 2012)

“Iraqi Students Discover Richmond: Part V” (, July 29, 2011)

“Iraqi Students Discover Richmond: Part IV” (, July 27, 2011)

“Chris Busse Presents to IYLEP Students” (Fahrenheit Technology, July 22, 2011)

“Iraqi Students Discover Richmond: Part III” (, July 22, 2011)

“Iraqi Young Leaders Social Media Initiative Teaches Social Media Networking, Community Engagement and Cultural Awareness” (VCU News, July 22, 2011)

“Iraqi Students Discover Richmond: Part II” (, July 21, 2011)

“Iraqi students: In Richmond” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 20, 2011)

“VCU is hosting 25 college students from Iraq” (NBC12, July 15, 2011)

“Iraqi Students Discover Richmond” (, July 15, 2011)

“Iraqis Learning About Richmond, U.S.” (, July 11, 2011)