Searching for a study abroad program can be overwhelming. There are literally thousands of options for students planning to study overseas. While Villanova does not maintain a list of "approved programs" there are a number of criteria that your study abroad program should meet. These conditions are set in order to ensure that students choose a program which enables them to become as immersed in their host country’s lifestyle as possible.
- Your study abroad program must be a non-profit organization - almost any overseas university will be a non-profit.
- Your study abroad program must be linked to a non-US university – no studying at US campuses in exotic locations.
- Your classes must be taught by non-US professors – you are taught by Americans at Villanova, why travel abroad if you don’t want to learn from a different perspective?
- Your housing must be integrated into the host country – this could mean a home stay, dorm, or apartment or anything that allows you to live the way students live in that country.