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. Contact Hubert Whan Tong at Hubert.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Office of International Student Services at 1.610.519.8017. Debra K. Hoover, Coordinator of English as a Second Language, offers one-on-one tutoring meetings with students seeking to enrich and develop their English language abilities in the areas of presentation skills, pronunciation, academic writing, and social situations. These sessions are not intended to provide intensive English tutoring or extensive help, but rather to assist current Villanova students in improving their English.
Graduate Studies Counsel (GSC)
International Student Outreach Society (ISOS)
Villanova Indian Students Association (VISA)
The Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)
The Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Vietnamese Students Association (VSA)
For more organizations visit our Multicultural Organizations website.
“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.
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.