For All Students
Passport: Make sure that you have an up to date passport that will be valid at least six months past the end date of your program. Need a new passport? travel.state.gov
Meet with your academic adviser: Discuss your study abroad interests with your major or college adviser. Ask if there are certain classes that you need to take while you are abroad. Is it recommended that you go abroad in a certain semester? Language majors and minors should also meet with their departments. Your OEA adviser will help you select a program that meets your academic goals, curriculum needs, semester requirements and personal interests.
Discuss Financial Matters with your Family: Talk about how the tuition policy will work and create a budget for your study abroad experience. If you receive Financial Aid, contact the Office of Financial Assistance to determine any changes to your aid package while abroad. Research scholarship opportunites.
For Semester/Non-VU Summer Programs
Attend Info Session: If you plan on participating in a semester or non-VU summer program, or if you're just not sure what you're plans may include, attend an info session! If you plan on participating in a Villanova Summer program, attendance is not mandatory, but may still be helpful. Information sesisons can be scheduled online, using the links on the right side of this page, or through the main University calendar.
For VU Summer Programs
Research Options: Review all VU Summer options and discuss with the Faculty Program Coordinators to see if the programs meet your academic needs and interests. VU Summer students can schedule a meeting with an OEA Adviser, but must first attend the Information Session.