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Study Abroad for CLAS Students

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Major Advising Pages (MAPs)

    Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are designed to motivate students to 'frame' their study abroad experience within an academically appropriate way. Through a series of discussions with departmental chairs, MAPs have been created to assist students in choosing a study abroad program that best fits the goals of the department for their major.

    If a program is not listed, it does not limit your eligibility to study abroad. Contact the OEA for more resources on choosing an appropriate program.

    Students should review, below, the Study Abroad Requirements and CLAS Policies and Limitations.


Global Interdisciplinary Studies






  • A maximum of 60 credit hours are transferable towards a Villanova degree including AP, study abroad, and all other transfer credits.

  • Students may not enroll in distance learning courses while abroad.
  • Students must confirm their overseas schedule with their OEA advisor and department chair upon enrollment overseas.

  • Once in country, students may seek additional course approvals in consultation with OEA and their academic advisors.

  • Students must obtain the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better in their overseas courses in order for the credit to transfer back to Villanova. Transfer credit will not affect GPA.


  • The following core requirements cannot be completed abroad: ACS1000/1001, ETH2050, PHI1000, THL1000, Sophomore Literature & Writing Seminar (SWS), Core HIS or MSE.

  • Transfer credits may be used for no more than half the courses required for the degree, no more than half the courses for the major, minor or concentration and no more than half the courses required for the core curriculum.

  • Some CLAS departments further limit the number of study abroad classes that can be applied to the major or minor. Students are responsible for confirming any limitations with their major or minor department.