We have a welcoming and inclusive community. Villanova University is a Catholic university founded by the Order of Saint Augustine. It seeks to create a diverse community of scholars, united and dedicated to the highest academic standards while being committed to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity, and love. The University community welcomes and respects members of all faiths, cultures, and traditions. We concern ourselves with developing and nurturing the whole person, allowing students to grow intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially, and physically in an environment that supports individual differences and insists that mutual respect should animate every aspect of university life.
The University’s Office of International Student Services assists students from outside the United States in adjusting to Villanova and the surrounding community. The Office provides information and advice about visas and immigration, housing and employment, health care, and other questions related to living and studying in the United States.
Multicultural organizations on campus, such as:
“Classes are usually very small, so there is always an opportunity for individual work with professors.” – Tatjana Prsa, Slovenia, Master of Science, Biology.
“[Villanova] is allowing me to follow my dream of earning my Ph.D. and becoming a well-known scholar in the communication field. …. I am so excited to be part of the Villanova family now! - Marianela Nunez, Dominican Republic, Master of Arts, Communication.
“I believe my time in Villanova to be the continuation of my pursuit of education with an aim to free myself from induced and self-imposed ignorance.” - Shishav Parajuli, Nepal, Master of Arts, Political Science.
"Villanova has given me invaluable opportunities to conduct independent research and has prepared me for earning a PhD degree. As a first year, I've already presented posters at several conferences and I am involved in three different projects. I made the right decision coming to Villanova." - Joy (Yaeeun) Lee, Master of Arts, Psychology, Republic of Korea.
“Villanova University has offered me a new and dynamic approach to studies, with the availability of professors and the scholarly quest for truth and the need to help others in a changing world. Villanova is the right place for me, as I have found a home outside my home in Villanova University.” - Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, Master of Science, Counseling, Nigeria.
The Office of International Student Services is provided by the University to aid foreign students in becoming oriented to the University and the community. International Students may also use the office for aid with U.S. immigration requirements, and for assistance in using the facilities of the University. Contact Hubert Whan Tong by email or telephone the Office of International Students 610-519-8017.
All foreign students must register with the Office of International Student Services each semester. Any change of address must be reported immediately.