The University of Virginia recognizes the importance of international experiences and aspires to provide students with the mindset, skills, and tools that will help them to become leaders of their chosen professions in the global society of the 21st century. To this end, the goal of this policy is to support the University’s broad menu of education abroad opportunities by promoting the health, safety, and security of students who are traveling abroad for University-related purposes.
There are opportunities all over the world for students with any level of language ability. While plenty of opportunities exist in English-speaking countries, there are also programs in non-English speaking countries which offer course instruction in English. Students can do a Program Search on the Education Abroad website and identify language of instruction, subject area, location, term, etc.
Students in ANY major can study abroad. There is a wide selection of subject areas available abroad. The ISO Education Abroad Advisors and a student’s Academic Advisor can assist in identifying programs with academic offerings complimentary to the students’ course of study.
Please view the webpage detailing Eligibility. Please note that program specific admissions requirements may differ and in some cases may be stricter (higher GPA requirement, for example). A student must meet all requirements to be eligible for a specific abroad program.