The Learning Communities Abroad Summer Internship programs give first-year students the chance to experience a unique international experience. In either London or Dublin, students participate in an 8-week study abroad program, consisting of a 3-credit Villanova-taught course, a 3-credit internship, and exciting cultural immersions and excursions.
- Increase awareness of academic interests, allowing for a more effective and fulfilling selection of major, which students do during the beginning sophomore year;
- Build professional experiences into a resume, to be more competitive for future employment, summer internships, research opportunities, etc.;
- Stimulate students’ interest in further study abroad later in the college career;
- Increase intercultural competencies that both employers and academia increasingly demand;
- Challenge students’ pre-conceived notions of the world through immersion in a foreign culture.
Students will take “The Making of Britain,” a 3-credit course taught by Villanova professor, Dr. Christopher Daly. The course will focus on the development of medieval and early-modern political and social institutions, with special emphasis paid to religious change at the time of the Reformation.
Internships are specially focused on business, marketing, journalism and the arts.
Students will take “Contemporary Ireland: Identity, Literature and Culture,” a 3-credit course taught by Villanova professor, Dr. Jennifer Joyce. This course will explore the various forms of expressions of traditional and contemporary Irish identity and culture through literature, music, and the arts.
Internships are specially focused in entrepreneurial-driven businesses, the sciences, healthcare and engineering.
*Internships are dependent upon students' academic, professional and personal goals, and program location is determined through advising from the Office of Education Abroad and the Faculty Program Coordinator.