Find Your Program

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The most important step in preparing to study abroad is finding a program that suits your academics goals and personal interests.

When browsing through your program options, try to ask yourself the 'skills question' that our staff asks at the beginning of each information session: What do you want to do with study abroad? What kinds of skills are you hoping to develop during your time overseas that you can't do here on campus?

Semester or Yearlong

Villanova Programs - offer direct enroll at overseas universiites and/or lanugauge immerision. Most VU semester programs include a least one class designed just for Villanova students. 

Affliated Programs - offer a wide variety of academic options and many destinations all over the world.


Villanova Programs - led by Villanova Faculty members through Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Programs run from 6-10 weeks over the summer months.

Affiliated Programs -  study an academic subject not offered by a Villanova Summer Program. All non-Villanova Summer programs must be at least six weeks long and credit must be approved prior to the spring break deadline.

Search by Major or Interests

Finding a program based on academic interests or personal goals is the foundation of the OIS academic advising process. The programs found in each advising sheet below should be used as a starting point in exploring different program options for various majors.

Embedded Programs

Villanova also offers short term overseas study opportunities that are connected to semester-long on-campus classes.  Options vary by semester but have been associaited with ECO3108 Global Political Economics and ENG2041 Travel Writing.

MBA Programs

The MBA Programs offer short-term summer and winter break international experiences led by a Villanova faculty members. These programs are designed to fulfill MBA international requirements while accomodating the busy schedules of working professionals.

Learn About Our Programs

Take the First Step!
Want to learn more about semester or non-VU summer programs?
Schedule your first group information session required for all students.

Already attend an info session?
All individual meetings with OIS advisers are scheduled by calling our main office number at 610-519-6412.

Going on a Villanova Summer Program?
Contact the faculty member who runs the program for more information and application instructions.

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Blog from Abroad

Read about Emily Frankenberry's (LAS '16) adventures in Copenhagen with DIS

Follow Michelle Velez (A&S '14) as she explores Panama with the SIT program Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conversation.  Read more here.

Follow Channing Press (A&S '14) through her adventures studying in Ecuador with IES Abroad during the fall 2012 semester. Read more here.

Follow Amy Rowland (A&S '14) as she navigates Tokyo, Japan in the fall 2012 semester. Read more here.

News, Events & Notices

It’s never too early to start planning your study abroad experience. Complete a Student Information Form and schedule your first information session today.

Study Abroad Fair 2013 - Friday, October 25th 11am-3pm in Bartley Atrium. Meet with program and university respresentatives from around the world!

Irish Studies & Africana Studies has announced a fantastic fall events schedule!

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Still Searching for the Right Program

You can also use online search engines to help find the overseas experience that fits in with their academic goals. Please visit and to learn more about study abroad options.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all study abroad programs found through these independent search engines will meet Villanova's program policy.  Please check with your OIS advisor before applying.