According to the former U.S. Secretary of Education, Rod Paige: "Complex global interactions, once reserved for the diplomatic corps, are today the stuff of everyday business deals and cultural exchanges. If we expect students to navigate international waters, we need to give them an international education that meets the highest standards..."
The Office of Education Abroad is dedicated to offering international education opportunities that meet those standards. This dedication is reflected not only in the Academic Strategic Plan of Villanova University but also by the Augustinian identity of the university itself. St. Augustine's philosophical, theological, and spiritual development are linked intimately with his own international educational experiences.
These web pages provide a brief overview to the policies and programs associated with the Office of Education Abroad. They are meant for your use regardless of where you are in your academic career.
Regardless of where you are in the application process, we congratulate you on your initiative and your interest in adding an international component to your education. Perhaps in a small way, we are living up to the university's mission of adding an influence to "the search for world peace and justice by means of...it's academic programs..."
Best wishes and, on behalf of the Office, we look forward to working with you!