Study Abroad

At Villanova, we offer many opportunities to study abroad, either during the academic year or during the summer months. In many cases, these courses can be credited toward your completion of an Asian Studies minor.

For more information on study abroad opportunities, please visit the Office of Education Abroad website.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Freeman Scholarship

The Freeman Foundation International Internship in Asia Scholarship is awarded annually to students who plan to complete an internship in Asia. It is made possible through the generous support of The Freeman Foundation.

The Cruse Endowed International Fellowships in Memory of Sergey Kuninykh

This is a university-wide program that annually awards up to two $5,000 fellowships for undergraduate student involvement in non-traditional global study and experience. These fellowship awards are intended to support compelling, unique, and potentially transformative experiences outside of the United States, preferably involving business or other organizations. There is a strong preference for destinations in the developing and emerging regions of the world. These fellowships are not intended to support internships for academic credit or Villanova sponsored mission or service trips.

To qualify for one of these fellowships, students must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor or staff member. For more information, contact the Moran Center for Global Leadership Director, Kim Cahill. The application deadline is March 1.

The Asian Language Summer Study Travel Assistance Fund

The Asian Studies Program awards $1,000 in travel rewards to Villanova students who are planning to study in China or Japan during the summer. All undergraduates with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible.

Application requirements include:

  • Completed application form
  • 200-250 words detailing your interest in studying in China or Japan
  • A current resume
  • One letter of recommendation

Contact program director, HaiLin Zhou, PhD, for more information on how to apply.


College and University Resources

In addition to resources and opportunities through the Asian Studies Program, Villanova provides support in all aspects of your collegiate experience and beyond through the centralized services of the Office for Undergraduate StudentsOffice of Education Abroad and Career Center.

Dr. HaiLin Zhou
Director, Asian Studies
Associate Teaching Professor, Chinese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34
Phone: (610) 519-6996

Andra Cain
Administrative Assistant