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Featured External Programs

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In addition to VCU Summer & Short Term Programs, students are welcome to explore other program options through VCU's third party affiliates and other alternatives such as applying directly to a foreign university or participating in a program run by another U.S. institution abroad.  We recommend that you start by browsing the featured programs below, although keep in mind that you are not limited to these options. Consult our program search tool and your Education Abroad Advisor to see what else is out there. External resources like or will have more comprehensive listings of programs.  

If you decide to participate in an external program, you are required to register your program with VCU Education Abroad in order to earn transferable credit and in order to be eligible to utilize funding resources through VCU such as financial aid and scholarships.  You may register your program by searching for the program in our program search tool or, if it is not a program in our database, by completing an Alternative program registration. Complete this registration for Virtual Study/Intern programs. Contact an Education Abroad Advisor for more guidance in the process of registering your program with VCU Education Abroad.   

  Location Area of Study
CIS: Universidad Veritas San José, Costa Rica Biology, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Pre-Health, Political Science, Spanish.
USAC: Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic European Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, History, Political Science.
Freie Universitat Berlin Summer Internship Program Berlin, Germany Internships available for most areas of study
USAC: Ghana Accra, Ghana African American Studies, English, Political Science, World Studies.
Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel Anthropology, Arabic, Dance, Hebrew, History, Mass Communications, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies. (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)
Chung-Ang University Seoul, South Korea Business, Social Sciences, Politics, Korean Language and Culture (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)
API: Universidad Nebrija Madrid, Spain Art History, Business, European Studies, Spanish language and culture.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra International Summer School Barcelona, Spain Art and Culture,Economy and Innovation, Global Cities, Justice & Rights, Media & Social Dialogue, Methods & Data, Mind, Life & Environment, Practical Thinking, Social Analysis (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)
SINARC Arabic language and culture program Beirut, Lebanon Arabic language and culture at all levels
Internship in Barcelona  Barcelona, Spain Internships available in Architecture, Art & Design, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Film and Television, Finance, Government and Politics, Health, Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Planning, IT and Computer Systems, Journalism and Media, Marketing, Advertising, and PR, NGOs and Non-Profit, Performing Arts, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)
Internship in Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica Internships available in Business and Economics, Education, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Health, Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Planning, Marketing, Advertising and PR, NGOs and Non-Profit, Performing Arts, and Social Work (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)

When you begin your registration with VCU, you will be prompted to pay the following non-refundable fees. Please do not pay these fees until you have been accepted into your program and are sure you will participate.
  • $250 Education Abroad Fee: required for applicants to all education abroad programs