Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are designed to motivate students to frame their study abroad experience from an academic perspective. Through a series of discussions with departmental chairs, MAPs have been created to assist VSB students in choosing a study abroad program that best fits the goals of their major.

The MAPs are not all-inclusive. If a program is not listed for a specific major, it does not limit eligibility to participate in that program. Students should discuss their specific interests with their OEA adviser for additional guidance on choosing an appropriate program.

Students should review the Study Abroad Requirements and Villanova School of Business Policies and Limitations prior to program selection.

  • A maximum of 60 credit hours are transferable towards a Villanova degree including AP, study abroad, and all other transfer credits.
  • Students may not enroll in distance learning courses while abroad.
  • Students must confirm their overseas schedule with their OEA advisor and department chair upon enrollment overseas.
  • Once in the country, students may seek additional course approvals in consultation with OEA and their academic advisors.
  • Students must obtain the equivalent of a ā€˜Cā€™ or better in their overseas courses in order for the credit to transfer back to Villanova. Transfer credit will not affect GPA.
  • Four of the six required courses for each major and two of the three required courses for each minor must be taken at Villanova.
  • No more than three business courses may be taken while abroad in one semester. An ECO3108 Global Political Economy equivalent is considered an Arts & Sciences core requirement and does not count toward the three business courses.
  • All VSBXXXX courses must be taken at Villanova.
  • Accounting courses may not be taken abroad for ACC credit.
  • Only one course may transfer to satisfy requirements for Business Analytics and Real Estate co-majors.
  • Only one course may transfer to satisfy requirements for any Business concentration.
  • If a student completed two years of a foreign language in high school, credit for introductory courses in that language while studying abroad will not satisfy degree requirements, including electives.
  • The following core requirements cannot be taken abroad: ACS1000/1001, ETH2050, PHI1000, ENG1050 and THL1000.

Office of Education Abroad

Villanova University
Top Floor, Garey Hall
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085