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Take the First Step

This First Step Information Session is required for all students intersted in participating with a Villanova Semester Program, Affiliated Non-VU Semester ProgramVillanova Summer program or an Affiliated non-VU Summer Program. If you're just not sure what you're plans may include, you are still welcome to attend to learn more your study abroad options!

Participation in a first step information session is required before an individual appointment with a study abroad advisor may be scheduled.

Information Session Registration

In lieu of our in-person first step information session, while the University remains closed, please access a pre-recorded version of our first step information session in

  1. To access, please open an advising application in
  2. The session will be linked in your REQUIRED READINGS.
  3. After viewing, complete the quiz attached to your profile. 

Please reach out to with any questions.


Program Application and Approval Deadlines

The standard deadline to attend an information session is April 1st for study abroad in the fall or summer and October 1 for study abroad in the spring semester.

The standard deadline to complete the approval process and the Passport Villanova requirements is April 15th for study abroad in the fall or summer and October 15th for study abroad in the spring semester.

The following programs have different application deadlines:  

- All Villanova Summer Programs
- VSB Semester Business and Culture in the Italian Context
- CLAS Semester London Experience

For those programs, please visit the program's page to start your application.

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

Meet Our Staff

Take the first step: Register for an Information Session

Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser: Schedule an Individual Meeting

Upcoming Events

Create your User Profile

Log in to Passport Villanova.  Select "I have a user name and password" and then use your VU user name and password to access the system.  Once logged in, please create your profile by uploading your photo and entering your cell phone number and cell carrier.

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