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VCU students studying abroad are required to complete an online Education Abroad application.  There is a different application process for each program type, so please carefully read the application instructions. 

Please note: The registration process works best when students use a desktop or a laptop to complete their registration, not a mobile device.  Mozilla and Chrome are the preferred web browsers. 

VCU Affiliate Programs 

Students participating in affiliate programs should apply to the study abroad program directly and register the program with the Education Abroad office by completing the online application for the specific program. Instructions for completing the registration are provided in the VCU Affiliate Programs document.

Affiliate programs include:
Academic Programs International (API) 
CAPA International
CEA Global Education
CET Academic Programs
CIS Abroad
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
SAI Programs
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Alternative Programs
Complete this registration if (all of the below must apply):
  • You are receiving study abroad credit from a university other than VCU.
  • The program in which you will participate or university you will attend is not listed under VCU Affiliate Programs.
  • You intend to transfer credits back to VCU towards the completion of your VCU degree.
Instructions for completing the registration are provided in the Alternative Programs document.  

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
Students applying to ISEP must complete the online VCU Education Abroad application.  In addition, they should schedule an appointment with their education abroad advisor and complete the ISEP online application
VCU Summer Programs Abroad
Students interested in studying abroad with a VCU should apply to one of the VCU Summer Programs Abroad.  Instructions for completing the application are provided in the VCU Summer Programs Abroad document.
VCU Departmental Exchange Programs
Students interested in a departmental exchange program should complete the online application for the program.  Instructions for completing the application are provided in the VCU Departmental Exchange Programs.pdf document. 
VCU Partnership Exchange Programs
Students wishing to participate in the partnership exchange program should complete the appropriate online application.  Instructions for completing the application are provided in the VCU Partnership Exchange Programs.pdf document.
VCU Qatar Exchange Program
Students wishing to participate in the VCU Qatar exchange program should complete the online application. Instructions for completing the application are provided in the VCU Qatar Exchange Program.pdfdocument.
International Independent Study 

Complete this registration if (all of the below must apply):
  • You are receiving VCU credit and are enrolled through e-Services for your international experience
  • You are not transferring study abroad credits from another university back to VCU
  • You are going abroad independently
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By applying to programs through this online application system, applicants acknowledge that the information they submit on the online form could be shared with the employees of VCU including the Global Education Office, the Office of Judicial Affairs, VCU Counseling Services, study abroad program directors, partnership universities, and other parties.

Please note that there is a 24 hour delay in the retrieval of the necessary Banner information for your online study abroad application.  Your application will populate with Banner information after 24 hours.  VCU students with Directory (Buckley) holds must manually enter all information into the study abroad online application.  This information will be stored online through a secured off-campus server called Terra Dotta.