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!


 Richard Annan, Mechanical Engineering

“The only thing that actually separates people is where we call home. I would recommend being part of a program that allows you to learn from the locals and natives of the country.”

— Richard Annan, Mechanical Engineering, studied at the University of Manchester, England

Tony Colarusso, Chemical Engineering

“Being abroad, I became more aware of the global impact that engineers can have. It was exciting to consider the contributions that I might make after I graduate.”

—Tony Colarusso, Chemical Engineering, spent a semester at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

Myah Massenburg, Chemical Engineering

“I learned was that while language can be a barrier between people, hands-on activities and learning through interactions is meaningful and powerful.”

—Myah Massenburg, Chemical Engineering, completed a summer course and internship in Indonesia

Bridget Moore and Maddie McQuillan, Civil Engineering

“It was fantastic to see and experience Ireland’s unique roads, century-old buildings, and unique water features that really get a civil engineer thinking.”

—Bridget Moore and Maddie McQuillan, Civil Engineering, spent a semester at the National University of Ireland, Galway