Computer science majors should begin the study abroad advising process as early as possible. Tell your academic advisor that you are interested in study abroad at each registration appointment. Together, identify the best terms to go abroad, for summer or semester, based on the courses in your four-year-plan.
Specific things to consider:
- The CSC major has a large number of requirements. It is critical to plan study abroad early on in your academic career.
- The four CS Electives required of Computer Science majors allow some flexibility when selecting technical courses abroad. Even if Villanova does not offer the same exact course, it may be possible for a course being used as a CS elective to be mapped to a related course, or possibly to "CSC 5930 Topics in Computer Science".
- Computing Sciences limits the number of times a student can take "CSC 2993 Internship in Computing" to one. However, that is regularly extended to two if one of the instances is taken as part of a study abroad program.
Search the OEA Course Approval History database to select from more than 3,000 study abroad courses that have already been pre-approved for liberal education requirements and a growing list of technical courses.
The Course Approval History database is not all-inclusive and students can work with an OEA advisor to submit additional courses for review.
Don't forget - CLAS has a list of policies and limitations specifically focused on study abroad. Make sure you're aware of these as you plan your overseas experience.