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Studying abroad for a semester or full academic provides you with the opportunity to delve deeply into your host culture, and experience the full range of life as a student in your host country. It can also be the most economical option for many students, since it simply replaces the cost of a semester at VCU with the cost of a semester abroad. There are many different routes that you can take to go abroad for a semester and recommend that you begin with the recommendations below. You can also check out our program search tool and major advising sheets for additional semester options and connect with an Education Abroad Advisor.
When you begin your registration with VCU, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $250 Education Abroad Fee that is required for all applicants to all education abroad programs. Please do not pay this fee until you have been accepted into your program and are sure you will participate.
|Program||Location||Area(s) of Study|
|Macquarie University||Sydney, Australia||Most majors. Internships. Suggested for Business, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies, and International Studies.|
|VCU Exchange: Curtin University||Multiple campuses:
Moka, Mauritius; and Singapore, Singapore
|VCU Exchange: Fudan University||Shanghai, China||Chinese Language and Culture.|
|University of Nicosia||Nicosia, Cyprus||Human Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art History, Architecture, Interior Design, Dance, Music, Psychology, Mass Communications, International Studies, Law.|
|Universidad Internacional de Ecuador||Quito, Ecuador||English taught coursework in Business, International Relations and Engineering
Spanish taught coursework in Environmental Sciences, Psychology, Tourism, Nutrition, Communication/Public Relations
|University of Bristol||Bristol, England||Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences.|
|VCU Exchange: University of Surrey||Guildford, England||Music, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Theater, English, Economics, Business, and Dance.|
|University of Westminster||London, England||Most majors.|
|VCU Exchange: University of Westminster||London, England||Fashion Merchandising only (for exchange only; for other majors, see University of Westminster)|
|American Business School Paris||Paris, France||Business, Fashion, French Language & Culture|
|Freie Universitat: FU-BEST||Berlin, Germany||Political Science, International Relations, History, German language|
|VCU Exchange: Bauhaus University||Weimar, Germany||Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Studies.|
|The American College of Greece||Athens, Greece||Most majors. Suggested for Business, Economics, Mathematics, and Psychology.|
|Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore||Milan, Italy||Fashion, Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Agriculture, Psychology, Linguistics, Italian Language, Philosophy, International Relations, Political Science, Art History.|
|Sant'Anna Institute||Sorrento, Italy||Italian Language and Culture, Biology, Environmental Studies, Communications, Business, and Arts.|
|VCU Exchange: University of Guadalajara||Guadalajara, Mexico||Most majors. (Coursework taught in Spanish. Requires equivalent of six semesters of university-level Spanish.)|
|VCU Exchange: University of Lima||Lima, Peru||Business and Engineering courses taught in English, other coursework taught in Spanish available as well.|
|VCU Exchange: VCUarts Qatar||Doha, Qatar||Art History, Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting and Printmaking.|
|VCU Exchange: Pusan National University||Busan, South Korea||Engineering, Psychology, Mathematics, International Studies, Asian Studies, Business.|
|VCU Exchange: K Arts||Seoul, South Korea||Arts, Music, Theatre. Some coursework taught in Korean.|
|VCU Exchange: Kyung Hee University||Seoul, South Korea||Business, International Studies, Political Science, Sciences, Korean language.|
|VCU Exchange: Chung Ang University||Seoul, South Korea||Business, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Korean/Chinese/Japanese language, Arts, Psychology, Sociology, International Studies/Political Science.|
|VCU Exchange: La Salle Ramon Llull University||Barcelona, Spain||Coursework taught in English in the following disciplines: Animation, Business Management, Digital Business, Computer Engineering, Architecture.|
|VCU Exchange: University of Córdoba||Córdoba, Spain||(Coursework taught in Spanish. Requires equivalent of six semesters of university-level Spanish.)|
|VCU Exchange: Rabdan Academy||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Criminal Justice, Homeland Security.|
StudyAbroad101.com or GoA
broad.com will have more comprehensive listings of programs.
|University||Location||Area of Study|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||Economics, Latin American Studies, Spanish.|
|CIS: Universidad Veritas||San José, Costa Rica||Biology, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Pre-Health, Political Science, Spanish.|
|API: Croatia||Dubrovnik, Croatia||Business, Communications, Engineering, Marine Science, Humanities|
|USAC: Czech Republic||Prague, Czech Republic||European Studies.|
|USAC: London Metropolitan University||London, England||Most majors. Internships available.|
|USAC: University College Cork||Cork, Ireland||Anthropology, Art History, Business, Engineering, English, European Studies, Performing Arts, Sciences.|
|SAI: Florence University of the Arts||Florence, Italy||Arts, Psychology, Business, International Studies, Mass Communications|
|Massey University||Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington, New Zealand||Most majors. (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)|
|USAC: Stellenbosch University||Stellenbosch, South Africa||Most majors.|
|Yonsei University||Seoul, South Korea||Most majors. (Contact Education Abroad Advisor prior to applying.)|
|SAI: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona||Barcelona, Spain||Art History, Business, Economics, History, Political Science, Spanish.|
|API: Universidad Pablo de Olavide||Seville, Spain||Business, Economics, European Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish.|
|CIS: Mahidol University||Bangkok, Thailand||Most majors.|
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 form to register for a Virtual Study/Intern program.