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Summer study abroad programs provide students with flexible opportunities to study abroad on their own schedule through intensive instruction in an international context. There are many opportunities for summer study abroad through VCU including VCU faculty-led programs, VCU International Summer Institutes, featured partnership and external programs, and more! 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.
VCU Faculty-Led ProgramsEach year VCU faculty members lead study abroad programs with intensive instruction in an international context.
|Program||Location||Area of Study|
|Barbados: Atlantic History and Culture||Bridgetown, Barbados||African American Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, English, History.|
|Germany Transatlantic Development Seminar||Kaiserslautern, Germany||Urban Planning (graduate students only)|
|Exploring Ghana Through the Lens of Art, Identity, and Social Justice||Ghana||Social Work.|
|Excavating Jerusalem: City of Three Faiths||Jerusalem, Israel||History, Religious Studies, International Studies, and Anthropology.|
|Fashion in Florence||Florence, Italy||Fashion.|
|Florence Revealed||Florence, Italy||Communication Arts.|
|Florence, Italy: Slowing Down and Getting Lost||Florence, Italy||Graphic Design.|
|Jamaica: Community Health Promotion (Service Learning)||Negril, Jamaica||Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science (HPEX)|
|Study General Physics Abroad in UDLAP||Puebla, Mexico||Physics|
|Eastern Africa: Development and Democracy
(Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda)
|Global Perspectives: Design Thinking in a Cross Cultural Setting||Dundee, Scotland||Marketing.|
VCU International Summer Institutes & PartnershipsVCU 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.
|Program||Location||Areas of Study|
|The American College of Greece (ACG)||Athens, Greece||Psychology, Theatre, Communications, Business, Political Science, English, and flexible options for students in many majors.|
|Sant'Anna Institute||Sorrento, Italy||UNIV, Italian Language and Culture, Biology, Environmental Studies, Communications, Business, and Arts
|Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore||Milan, Italy||Political Science, Marketing, Communications, Business, Italian Culture, International Relations, Health Sciences, Agriculture & Food|
|University of Nicosia (UNIC)||Nicosia, Cyprus||Animal Science, Art & Photography, Communications, Engineering, Religion, Digital Currency & Blockchain Tech, Geology, Greek Heritage, Health Management, International Accounting & Marking, International Relations, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Med|
|American Business School Paris (ABSParis)||Paris, France||Business, Political Science, Marketing, French Language & Culture, Management, Marketing, Intercultural Studies|
|Freie Universitat: FU BiS||Berlin, Germany||International Relations, History, Political Science, German language|
|Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA)||Florence, Italy||Art History, Studio Arts, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Italian Language & Culture, Marketing|
|Chung Ang University||Seoul, South Korea||Koran culture, language, history|
|Kyung Hee University||Seoul, South Korea||Climate Emergency & Global Action. Peace & Civil Society. Globalism & Cultural Diversity|
|University of Westminster||London, UK||Many Majors|
|Theatre Academy London (TAL)||London, UK||Theatre|
Featured External Programs (click to expand) >In addition to VCU Faculty-Led and International Summer Institutes, students can explore other programs through our third party affiliates and other alternatives. Our affiliate providers offer programs, including internships, in a number of destinations, their sites are another great place to browse options, see links below: StudyAbroad101.com or GoA
|Program||Location||Area of Study|
|CIS Abroad: 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.|
|International School for Jain Studies||Delhi, India & Pune, India||Religious Studies, International Studies, Philosophy
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|API: Universidad Nebrija||Madrid, Spain||Art History, Business, European Studies, Spanish language and culture.|
|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.)|