Villanova Semester Programs

The OIS currently coordinates five Villanova year-semester programs that are open to all students. The hallmark of a Villanova semester program is that at least one of the classes students take is offered only to Villanova students.  Villanova semester programs tend to require a higher level of independence and are geared towards immersing students in their host country.

Australia image

Villanova Australian Studies Program
University of Melbourne

Ireland image

  Villanova Irish Studies in Galway
  National University of Ireland, Galway

Italy image

Villanova Italian Language and Culture Program
Universitá degli Studi di Urbino
All majors and all language levels are encouraged to apply!

Spain image

Villanova Spanish Language and Culture Program
Universidad de Cádiz
All majors who have completed through SPA 1122 are encouraged to apply!

France image

       Villanova in Lille
       Université Catholique de Lille
       All majors who have completed through FRE1131 are encouraged to              apply!


Specific Major Programs

The OIS also helps coordinate additional programs that are only available to certain majors. Participants in these programs must work with their major/college advisor as well as an advisor from the OIS to plan their semester or year abroad.

Business and Culture in the Italian Context. Only open to VSB Sophomore students.

Global Citizens Program: Study abroad and overseas internship opportunity in London or Hong Kong. Only open to VSB second semester Freshman. Students are invited to apply in the February prior to their Freshman year at Villanova.

Semester Vatican Internship: Only Communication and Computer Science Majors

Nursing: Sophomore Year Nursing Program at the University of Manchester

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.

find your program image

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!

Upcoming Events

Loading events...

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.