If you wish to obtain Villanova credits for courses taken abroad in French and Francophone, Italian, or Spanish studies you need to adhere to the following guidelines.
Only courses in language, linguistics, literature, and cultural studies of the areas in question will qualify for credit in the Department of Romance Languages.
Requests for credit in other disciplines, even if the course is taught in the target language, should be brought directly to the department that offers those courses at Villanova. For example, a course in Medieval History taught in French, Italian or Spanish, may qualify for a History course in the History Department, provided the department gives its prior approval.
You may obtain RLL 1000 elective credits for courses in languages not offered by our Department, or courses in FFS/ITA/SPA in areas where the target language is not the main language spoken. (For example, a Spanish course taken in London, or Barcelona).
Credits will be obtained only when students enroll in programs approved previously by the advisors of the respective programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Students are encouraged to participate in the Department’s own programs of study, or programs that the Department has previously selected and approved.
When you wish to spend a semester abroad, schedule an appointment with the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and attend the information session and fill the appropriate forms online. Afterwards, schedule a meeting with the faculty member in charge of study abroad in the RLL Department to be advised on the appropriate programs and the courses in question. SPA: Dr. Tomás Hidalgo Nava, FFS: Prof. François Massonnat; ITA: Dr. Luca Cottini.
Once transferrable courses are selected and approved, the approval form is signed. You may need to get approval from other Departments.
Once all of the When all the courses on your list are approved, you need to take the form to the Office of Education Abroad, where you receive assistance regarding the remaining details of the study abroad experience, including (but not limited to): visa requirements, travel insurance, etc.
In addition to programs created by Villanova and the RLL Department, students may opt for another program, which have also been approved by RLL Faculty, such as:
Approved by the Faculty of the Romance Languages Department
on October 31, 2012, revised in November 2016
"In a world that seems so small, my experience studying abroad in Italy opened my eyes to a different and amazing culture.The memories of my time thereand everything I learned will stay with me throughout my life."
— Erica Bruno
“The Villanova University of Urbino/Florence Program of Summer 2007 not only strengthened my ability to speak a foreign language but opened my eyes to a whole new world of culture and tradition. Trips to the serene sea of Capri and to the historically rich city of Rome are just two of the amazing stops this program has to offer. I will forever be grateful to have participated in such a life changing journey around the most — Maria Tempera