Undergraduate Programs

Villanova University sponsors International Summer Programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These summer programs, open to both VU and non-VU students, offer opportunities in four areas of study:

Business Programs

As the world becomes more globalized, employers are often looking for people that have a background in international business. Villanova University sponsors eight summer business programs that provide students with the opportunity to gain the international business experience necessary to be competitive in today's workplace. Depending on the program, internships and/or coursework are available. VU summer programs are open to undergraduates and MBA students.

Arts & Culture Programs

Villanova University sponsors six different arts and cultural summer programs which allow students to explore the many cultural aspects of the host country. Courses range from art history to cultural studies, along with internships, and include many wonderful excursions which supplement classroom learning. Click on one of the links below to find the program that best fits your needs!

Language & Literature Programs

For students interested in improving their fluency level in another language, immersion in that language is essential. Villanova University recognizes this importance and sponsors four language and literature summer programs that provide students with an opportunity to integrate into another culture and improve their foreign language proficiency. Click on one of the links below to find the program that best fits your needs!

Architecture and Augustine

Villanova University sponsors a program that allows students to explore St. Augustine's influence on the architectural splendors of Tuscany.

Country Program  City Program Highlights Program Coordinator
Chile Language, Culture, and Internship Valparaíso Language immersion, optional internship
Dr. Adriana Merino
China Internship Program
Shanghai Internship in Economics, Business, or Communication-related fields

Dr. Wen Mao

Dr. Qi Wang

Intensive Chinese Language & Culture Shanghai Language immersion
Dr. Hailin Zhao
Costa Rica The Costa Rica Experience: Social Stewardship & Cultural Immersion San Jose Core Requirements, Cultural Immersion, and optional Internships Dr. Ken Taylor
Czech Republic Politics, Culture and Society  Prague Core requirements

Dr. Mark Schrad

Dr. Mary-Beth Simmons

Egypt Ancient Egyptian Archaeology  Luxor Uses historical sites as classroom Dr. Kelly Anne Diamond-Reed
England International Business Internship London Internship, course at LSE
Dr. Peggy Chaudhry
France Intensive French Language and Culture Lille Language immersion
Dr. Francois Massonnat
Ghana Critical Reflections on Communication Cape Coast Cultural immersion Prof. Hezekiah Lewis
Greece Rhetoric and Performance in Ancient Greece Athens, Crete, Delos Uses historical sites and locations as classroom Dr. Heidi Rose
Dr. Shauna MacDonald
Ireland Irish Studies Galway Cultural Immersion Dr. Joseph Lennon
Italy International Studies and Global Practicum Rome Practicum Dr. David Shaffer
Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Innovative Entrepreneurship in Italy Rome Consultancy Project/Internship Dr. Paul Hanouna
Intensive Italian Language and Culture Urbino, Florence Language Immersion Dr. Inna Rayevsky
Architecture and Augustine San Gimignano, Siena Engineering Dr. David Dinehart
Italian Art, Religion, History and Culture Siena Core requirements Dr. Gustavo Benavides
Russia Russian Society and Culture St. Petersburg, Moscow Cultural Immersion Dr. Boris Briker
Rwanda Human Rights, Genocide and Reconciliation Kigali Cultural Immersion Dr. Tim Horner
South Korea Summer Study at Seoul National University
Seoul Courses at SNU, Cultural Immersion
Dr. Q Chung
Spain International Business and Internship Madrid Internship, Language Immersion
Dr. Ken Taylor
Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Cádiz Language Immersion Dr. Julio Villa-Garcia

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Now accepting applications! Deadline for summer applications is April 1, 2014. Please note: programs are based on rolling admissions and may fill prior to the stated deadlines. In addition, some programs have deadlines earlier than April 1.  Check individual program website for any additional application requirements.