Accepted Students


Congratulations on taking the first steps towards studying abroad! By now you have completed the Prior Approval Form (for all year/semester and non-VU summer programs only) and submitted it to the OIS. Hopefully you have also submitted your application to your overseas university or program provider. If it is nearing the end of the semester before you are planning to go abroad and you have not yet applied to your study abroad program, please do so immediately.

If you have already applied, but have not been accepted to your university or program yet, you are encouraged to contact them directly, to ensure that you submitted all the necessary application materials. As a guideline, most universities and programs will accept students by May for fall study abroad and by mid-November for spring study abroad.

If you have already been accepted to your study abroad program, you have probably been receiving a lot of paperwork and pre-departure materials. Please be sure to read through all of this paperwork very carefully and make sure you are completing all the necessary steps. Many of you will need to book flights, obtain overseas health insurance and apply for student visas, just to list a few important pre-departure activities.

In addition to many of the pre-departure requirements set up by your host university or study abroad program, Villanova University and the OIS also require that you complete a pre-departure program designed for all Villanova students studying abroad. All steps in the pre-departure must be completed before you leave the country.

One of the most important steps in your preparation for departure also includes learning about your future home. Use the resource link as a guide to follow international news and events in your host country and to prepare yourself for cultural differences.

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

Your opinion matters! Please share your thoughts and experiences about your study abroad program using Abroad101.