Study Abroad

International Educational Opportunities Abound at Villanova

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strongly encourages all majors in the College to consider studying overseas in a foreign university for a summer, a semester, or for a year during the sophomore or junior years at Villanova.

Villanova has its own six-week overseas summer programs in Chile,France, Ireland, Italy, Palestine, and Spain open to all Villanova students for intensive language or area studies. Students may study subjects in their major, minor or concentrations, strengthen their modern language skills, or complete Core course requirements through approved overseas programs.

For more information, please visit the Office of International Studies, Middleton Hall, 2nd Floor, or call 610.519.6412.

ATLAS: Academic Travel in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

International study that prepares you for an ever-changing global workplace.

Be part of a cohort of Villanova students who study and travel in community, even as early as yourFreshman year. ATLAS allows you to connect with your disciplines and majors in exciting new ways, in some cases leading to specialized certificates. 


For Faculty

Guidelines for Faculty Planning Embedded Travel Courses


Mission of the OIS

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The Office of International Studies and Overseas Programs fulfills the Villanova University promise “to add its influence to the search for world peace and justice by means of its academic programs and the pastoral ministry it provides for the members of the community.” In fulfilling this promise, the OIS views its mission as one that enhances and strengthens the University’s commitment to diversity, intellectual growth, and a global perspective. Thus, the OIS is committed to ensuring that an international educational perspective is an integral part of a Villanova University education.