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.

Program: Language, Culture, and Internship

City: Valparaíso

Program Highlights: Language immersion, optional internship

Program Coordinator: Dr. Adriana Merino

 

Program: Internship Program

City: Shanghai

Program Highlights: Internship in Economics, Business, or Communication-related fields

Program Coordinator: Dr. Wen Mao; Dr. Qi Wang

Program: Intensive Chinese Language & Culture

City: Shanghai

Program Highlights: Language immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Hailin Zhao

Program: Social Stewardship & Cultural Immersion

City: San Jose

Program Highlights: Core Requirements, Cultural Immersion, and optional Internships

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ken Taylor

Program: Politics, Culture and Society

City: Prague

Program Highlights: Core requirements

Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Schrad and Dr. Mary-Beth Simmons

Program: Ancient Egyptian Archaeology

City: Luxor

Program Highlights: Uses historical sites as classroom

Program Coordinator: Dr. Kelly Anne Diamond-Reed

Program: International Business Internship

City: London

Program Highlights: Internship, course at LSE

Program Coordinator: Dr. Peggy Chaudhry

Program: Intensive French Language and Culture

City: Lille

Program Highlights: Language immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Francois Massonnat

Program: Critical Reflections on Communication

City: Cape Coast

Program Highlights: Cultural immersion

Program Coordinator: Prof. Hezekiah Lewis

Program: Rhetoric and Performance in Ancient Greece

City: Athens, Crete, Delos

Program Highlights: Uses historical sites and locations as classroom

Program Coordinator: Dr. Heidi Rose and Dr. Shauna MacDonald

Program: Irish Studies

City: Galway

Program Highlights: Cultural Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Lennon

Program: International Studies and Global Practicum

City: Rome

Program Highlights: Practicum

Program Coordinator: Dr. David Shaffer

Program: Intensive Italian Language and Culture

City: Urbino, Florence

Program Highlights: Language Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Inna Rayevsky

Program: Architecture and Augustine

City: San Gimignano, Siena

Program Highlights: Engineering

Program Coordinator: Dr. David Dinehart

Program: Italian Art, Religion, History and Culture

City: Siena

Program Highlights: Core requirements

Program Coordinator: Dr. Gustavo Benavides

Program: Russian Society and Culture

City: St. Petersburg, Moscow

Program Highlights: Cultural Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Boris Briker

Program: Human Rights, Genocide and Reconciliation

City: Kigali

Program Highlights: Cultural Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tim Horner

Program: Summer Study at Seoul National University

City: Seoul

Program Highlights: Internship, Language Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ken Taylor

Program: Intensive Spanish Language and Culture

City: Cádiz

Program Highlights: Language Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Julio Villa-Garcia

Program: International Business & Internship Program

City: Madrid

Program Highlights: Cultural Immersion

Program Coordinator: Dr. Julio Villa-Garcia

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Summer Application

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.