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Study Abroad Programs

Our International Programs offer study abroad opportunities in various locations for our students who are interested in culture and travel.

Studying abroad complements our strong education in the study and practice of Communication--by helping you to acquire international skills and global understanding. Your ability to look at things from different points of view will be a valuable asset in your life beyond Villanova, whether as a global citizen, as a participant in an international post-graduate program (Peace Corps, Fulbright Scholarships, work with an international NGO), or as an employee in an increasingly interconnected world.

Summer in Greece

The basic idea is this: two of our faculty in Rhetorical Studies and/or Performance Studies lead a group of 15-20 undergraduate students, from Villanova and other universities. We travel through the country of Greece, and typically stay in cities such as Athens, Delphi, Olympia, and Tolo—and most years also include trips to the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini! Throughout the trip, we stay in three- and four-star hotels—never dorms or hostels—and travel by air conditioned motor coach (read: tour bus, probably just like Jovi’s). more!

The WFI Internships at the Vatican and U.N.

Since 2004, Villanova’s Communication Department has offered its students the opportunity to take part in an absolutely unforgettable program: our WFI Internships in Rome. This program, which includes internships at various Vatican-related offices and the United Nations, provides students with the opportunity to combine international study with an invaluable (and truly unique) internship experience. more!

Communication, Society, and Marketing in the Italian Context (CoSMIC)

Starting in 2017, the Communication department has partnered with the University of Urbino in Italy to offer a fall semester program for communication majors to earn credit for two advanced communication electives (6 credits). Courses are taught (in English) by University of Urbino faculty, who have partnered with our faculty to design courses that complement our curriculum, while addressing current issues and events in our globalized world. The semester program includes several field studies that span the Italian countryside and is designed to be comparable to the cost of a regular semester at Villanova (field studies, room and board, books, and a meal plan are included!). more!

Communication in Cadiz, Spain

Designed specifically for Communication and Spanish double majors, this immersive semester program features Spanish-language instruction, home stays, and the ability for Communication majors to earn credit for two advanced communication electives (6 credits). more!



Contact Information

Dr. Heidi Rose
Performance Studies

Administrative Assistant 
Loretta Chiaverini
Garey Hall, room 28

Administrative Assistant 
Jarryd Kainz
Garey Hall, room 28

Urbino Italy
WFI Internship at the Vatican
Communication Study Abroad