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OEA COVID-19 FAQ

We are sharing the most recent update regarding Villanova University’s response to COVID-19. The University is committed to the safety and health of our community and visitors to campus and has created a robust FAQ website with detailed information on the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

To ensure the highest level of service is still available to our students and their families, the Office of Education Abroad have outlined some of the most frequently asked questions about our ongoing modified operations.

 

Until further notice, all study abroad appointments will occur remotely via Zoom.  

Prior to your scheduled appointment, you will be emailed an access link for your appointment. You do not need to have Zoom previously installed; the only requirement is a device with internet access.

Appointment scheduling is available through Handshake.

Any necessary study abroad paperwork may be dropped off in the OEA/CRF lounge during normal business hours.  A mailbox will be available to collect forms and other documents. 

Students dropping off paperwork will be required to sign-in at the front desk.  

The OEA staff will continue to be available via email and by phone during normal business hours.  

If you already have an OEA advisor, you can continue to communicate with them, as normal, via email.

If you do not yet have an advisor, please visit the "Take the First Step" section of our website to learn more about getting started and making an appointment with an advisor.  

If you need to get in touch with the office via phone, please call our main line at 610-519-6412.  If your call is unable to be answered at that time, please leave a message with your full name, phone number and a brief message. Someone from our office will be back in touch with you shortly. 

Updated October 21, 2020

Unfortunately, given the continued uncertainty around health concerns, the growing COVID cases in the US and abroad, anticipated travel restrictions, local lockdowns, and challenges to offering quality overseas academic programs, Villanova University has made the difficult decision to suspend the approval for undergraduate student participation in spring 2021 semester study abroad programs. This means that Villanova will not offer any of our own study abroad programs, nor will the University support students to participate in programs abroad, even if the partner program still runs abroad.  
 
 If you have any questions, your OEA adviser is available via email or virtual appointment to discuss your specific situation and address any questions you may have regarding future plans.  If you’d like to schedule an individual appointment, please use Handshake to request a meeting.   

We are hopeful that study abroad opportunities for Villanova students will resume in summer and fall 2021, and we look forward to working with you to plan for a future semester or term abroad.  

Unfortunately, given the continued uncertainty around health concerns, anticipated travel restrictions, changes to overseas academic programs, and unanticipated lockdowns that could be imposed quickly, Villanova University has made the difficult decision to suspend the approval for undergraduate student participation in fall 2020 semester study abroad programs.

Moving forward, your OEA adviser is available via email or virtual appointment to discuss your specific situation and address any questions you may have regarding future plans.  If you’d like to schedule an individual appointment, please use Handshake to request a meeting. As a reminder, the Spring 2021 study abroad approval deadline is October 15, 2020

Contact Us!

Office of Education Abroad

Villanova University
Garey Hall, Top Floor
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-6412
Fax: 610-519-7649
Email: abroad@villanova.edu

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Take the first step: Register for an Information Session

Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser: Schedule an Individual Meeting