VCU Summer Programs
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You are encouraged to begin exploring summer programs with the options below, but you are not limited to the listing on this page. You can research additional programs through other featured external programs, or by checking out our program search tool and major advising sheets.
Please note that Monday, March 2, 2020 is the priority deadline for all VCU Summer Programs. For the best chance of acceptance to a summer program, submit your completed application as early as possible, and no later than the priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on space available.
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
VCU International Summer InstitutesVCU offers innovative, cost-effective programs with partner institutions abroad. These programs offer a wide array of courses in a variety of disciplines, in popular locations abroad.
|Location||Area of Study|
|American Business School Paris (ABS)||Paris, France||Business, Economics, Finance, Fashion, French, Management, Marketing, Photography, Political Science.|
|The American College of Greece (ACG)||Athens, Greece||Communications, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, and sciences. Flexible options for students in many majors.|
|The Sant'Anna Institute||Sorrento, Italy||Italian Language and Culture, Biology, Environmental Studies, Communications, Business, and Arts.|
|Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA)||Florence, Italy||Arts, Fashion Design and Merchandising.|
|Kyung Hee University||Seoul, South Korea||Climate Emergency & Global Action. Peace & Civil Society. Globalism & Cultural Diversity.|
|University of Westminster||London, UK||Many majors.|
|Theater at Theater Academy London (TAL)||London, UK||Theater.|
VCU Faculty-Led Programs
Each year VCU faculty members lead study abroad programs with intensive instruction in an international context.
|Location||Area of Study|
|Vienna, Austria: Language and Culture||Vienna, Austria||German Language and Culture.|
|Atlantic History and Culture||Bridgetown, Barbados||African American Studies, Anthropology, English, Political Science and History.|
|International Chamber Music: Colombia||Cartagena, Colombia||Music.|
|International Consulting Program||Prague, Czech Republic
|Eastern Africa Development and Democracy||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|Political Science, African American Studies, and International Studies.|
|Germany Transatlantic Development Seminar||Kaiserslautern, Germany||Urban Studies|
|Ghana: Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health||Ghana
Togo & Benin (Optional trip extension)
|Guatemala: Contemporary Issues facing Indigenous Religions in a Neo-Colonial Context||Guatemala City, Panachel, Xela, Chichicastenango & Antigua, Guatemala||Religious Studies, International Studies|
|Excavating Tell Hazor, Israel||Jerusalem, Israel||History, Religious Studies, International Studies, and Anthropology.|
|Florence Revealed||Florence, Italy||Communication Arts.|
|Graphic Design in context||Florence, Italy||Graphic Design.|
|Italy: Diet, Nutrition, and Culture in Fondi||Fondi, Italy||Health Sciences, Kinesiology.|
|Fashion in Florence||Florence, Italy||Fashion Design and Merchandising|
|Italian Craft + Design||Florence, Italy||Craft and Material Studies, Interior Design.|
|Discover Medicine in Italy||Fondi, Italy||Honors College|
|A Taste of Italy||Perugia, Italy||Italian Language and Culture.|
|Jamaica Service Learning Community Health Promotion||Negril, Jamaica||Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science.|
|VCU Globe in Japan||Shimane, Japan||Global Education|
|Spanish Language||Cuernavaca, Mexico||Spanish Language and Culture.|
|VCU Globe Service-Learning in Mexico||Oaxaca,
|Global Education and Spanish.|
|Mexico: Innovation, Diversity and Language Training through Physics||San Andres Cholula, Mexico||Physics|
|The Netherlands: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Harm Reduction Approaches in the Netherlands and the US||Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands||Criminal Justice|
|Paleoanthropology and the Legacy of Human Evolution||Johannesburg, South
|Anthropology and Biology.|
|Robotics in Barcelona||Barcelona, Spain||Engineering.|
|Nursing in Spain||Córdoba, Spain||Nursing.|
|Spain: Spanish Language and Migration Studies on the Camino de Santiago||Madrid, Spain
|Spanish Language, World Studies|
|Zambia: Youth Mental Health Study and Service Learning Abroad||Lusaka, Zambia||Psychology, African American Studies.|