The College of Engineering provides you with opportunities to become a global citizen, contributing to the betterment of communities around the world, broadening your perspective and appreciation for cultural diversity, and ultimately differentiating you in the job market.

According to the Institute of International Education, only 5 percent of U.S. engineering majors study abroad. At Villanova University, that figure is an impressive 24 percent. Individual departments have mapped out course selections to enable students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities, whether for a summer, a semester or an entire academic year. Your faculty advisor along with the Office of Education Abroad, will be happy to work with you to make your international education experience a reality.

Villanova Engineering students have recently studied in:

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Rome, Italy
  • Siena, Italy
  • Sydney, Australia

It’s never too early to start planning your study abroad experience!


Anthony Castelo

“Having an open mind can lead to some of the best experiences of your life! Taking courses at UTS made me a more independent engineering student, requiring me to evolve my learning methods in a way that helped me once I returned to Villanova.”

—Anthony Castelo, Civil Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Hunter Gaudio, Mechanical Engineering

“Real growth takes place at the edge of your comfort zone. By fully immersing yourself in a foreign culture and academic system, you discover many fundamental truths about who you are, and who you wish to become. The experience widened the lens through which I view engineering.”

—Hunter Gaudio, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Jamie Silk, Chemical Engineering

“I learned so much more in my four months in Rome than I ever thought possible. The chemical engineering classes were engaging, and they took us on site visits to see how what we were learning applied to life in Italy. Outside of the classroom, I had the opportunity to form lifelong friendships.”

—Jamie Silk, Chemical Engineering, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

Erin McGarry, Electrical Engineering

“Studying abroad gave me a sense of independence and motivation that continues to drive me even after I've returned home. Being able to learn and work on a team with engineers from Ireland was one of the greatest and most valuable academic experiences I've had as a Villanova student.”

—Erin McGarry, Electrical Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway