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students abroad

Whether you have just started thinking about studying overseas, you are overseas now, or if you have just returned, the Office of International Studies website is full of pertinent information for you! Essentially, the whole world is out there waiting to be discovered!

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to use this site as a tool to search for programs and prepare for their international travels.  There is information regarding our academic and overseas program policies, as well as cultural resources to learn more about potential study abroad locations.  Villanova students are able to study abroad in any country, provided that the U.S. State Department deems the country safe for American travel. 

Once you have chosen a program or university and have been accepted to study abroad, the OIS requires that you complete certain pre-departure activities.  These necessary steps provide you with the tools to make your year, semester, or summer abroad a success.

While you are abroad, the OIS website is a great resource to stay in touch with the Villanova community.  Once you arrive, we ask that you send us your contact information and courses that you are enrolled in overseas.  In addition, the site provides students with overseas health & safety information and travel resources to get the most out of your time abroad!  

The study abroad experience doesn’t end when your plane lands back in the U.S. In fact, your international journey is just beginning!  Many returned students look for a way to reconnect with their host country and share their experiences with other like minded travelers and potential study abroad students.  Returned students are encouraged to join the Villanova International Studies Association (V.I.S.A.) which is an on-campus student group full of returned study abroad students. 

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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Study Abroad Survey

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