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Whether you’re going underground in London or soaking up rays in Costa Rica, VCU can broaden your cultural horizons outside of Richmond.

Education abroad

If you’re ready for an international adventure, VCU’s Global Education Office can get you there. GEO’s Education Abroad offers four different programs for you to explore — VCU faculty-led winter, spring or summer programs; the International Student Exchange Program; independent study abroad; and partnership and departmental exchanges with 15 international universities.

The Education Abroad staff can advise you on financial aid, scholarships and credit transfer. Whether you want to travel for a week, a month, a semester or a year, VCU offers a program to fit your needs.

A sampling of your options:

  • French language and culture in La Rochelle, France: Earn up to seven credits in French or world studies during a month-long course and home-stay with a host family in La Rochelle, a beautiful port city situated on the Atlantic coast dating to the 10th century.
  • A semester in London: Study fashion merchandising during a semester spent at London’s University of Westminster, where you’ll have a chance to experience bubbling street markets, world-renowned museums, theaters, famous landmarks and fashion-forward living.
  • Costa Rica: educating diverse learners: Spend two weeks in Arenal, Costa Rica, where you’ll provide English language instruction to elementary school students, as well as learn teaching strategies needed to meet the needs of diverse learners in the U.S.
  • Chinese Language in Shanghai, China: Spend a semester or a full year at Fudan University in Shanghai, China’s largest commercial and financial district.
Student experiencing learning abroad