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Study Abroad Programs

Our world is a very big place! The Virginia Wesleyan Office of International and Intercultural Programs (OIP) is your passport to the world! The OIP reference library houses literature from colleges and universities all over the world as places of study. The OIP library is located in the Jane P. Batten Student Center, Suite #22. When you have a couple minutes of free time, stop in and take a look- you have nothing to lose and the world to gain!

German Exchange Program


If you are interested in studying abroad at Humboldt University, check out the HU Guide for International Students.

To assist exchange students with the transition to life and study in Germany, Humboldt offers an International Club called "Orbis Humboldtianus". "Orbis" provides various programs and services such as Studis4Studis Mentor Programme, Visa service, cultural excursions and counseling services.

"Hier las Einstein!" ("Einstein taught here!") Virginia Wesleyan College has a direct exchange program with the Humboldt University in Berlin. We send an advanced student of German there for a semester (or two!), and they send one here to study! Visit Humboldt's Web site,, to learn more. Summer courses at Humboldt are also an option. Click here for more information.

International Language School German Language Coursesat Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin


Mexico Exchange Program


"¡Ven a la UMAD!" ("Come to UMAD!") Puebla is a metropolis of more than one million people and is the commercial center and capital of the state with the same name. VWC students are encouraged to explore this remarkable city, its people and its culture. To learn more about the Universidad of Madero (UMAD) visit its Web site

Japan Exchange Program

The Virginia Wesleyan and Kansai Gaidai University Exchange Program is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the Japanese language and culture. Students who love anime, manga, martial arts or just have a general interest in Japanese or Asian culture will love Kansai Gaidai University.

Kansai Gaidai University is a private, fully-accredited, non-profit institution located in Hirakata City, Osaka. The university has a total enrollment of about 13,000 students, of which approximately 700 are international status. The University has four academic programs and offers a range of courses from business and economics to martial arts and Japanese brush painting (sumi-e).

Study at Kansai Gaidai is open to students of all majors. Eligible students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and have at least junior status. For more details and application visit

Scholarships are available from The Japan Student Organization (JASSO). Interested students should check with their advisor and the OIP Director to determine their eligibility.

Rome Exchange Program

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An American University in Rome. Explore Italian culture while studying with international students from around the world. Community service and internship opportunities also available.


Affiliate Programs

  • AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs.  Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.  With more than 50 years of experience,AIFS has  the resources and experience to provide what students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.  All AIFS program fees are guaranteed in US dollars and once published will not change.  Our program fee is also all-inclusive, making it simple for students to live and study abroad and experience all that the world has to offer.  AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English and in the host language from beginner to advanced levels.

  • Academic Programs International, API, is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs for our students. The experience of living, interacting and learning in an international environment presents invaluable opportunities for each student's academic and personal development. All of our academic and extracurricular offerings are selected with the goal of helping students to grow more self-aware and culturally sensitive. We envision each student evolving from a tourist to a resident to a global citizen, and API is dedicated to supporting this lifelong process. API is committed to providing the best comprehensive study abroad experience possible with personal attention available to our students throughout his or her program, and to working closely with home universities to offer support before, during and after the education abroad experience. API offers over 150 programs in 40 cities within 18
  • CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization based in Washington, DC that has been designing and administering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. CET offers semester and summer study abroad programs in China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Tunisia and Vietnam, as well as short-term, customized programs worldwide. (
  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)-
  • American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)-
  • CAPA International Education-
  • Center for Global Education, Augsburg College-
  • Center for International Studies -
  • CEPA Europe - Cultural & Educational Programs Abroad
    CEPA Europe offers individual students a unique range of study abroad programs in Europe. All programs are sponsored by regionally accredited universities in the USA or abroad. The courses are taught in English and offer a rich cultural and professional program to enhance the entire experience while in Europe.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions-
  • EuroScholars-
  • Global Education Solutions (CEA Global Campus)-
  • GlobaLinks -
    • GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over 20 years of experience working within the field of international education serving both students and advisors. We are a leader in study abroad known for high-quality, full service programs with excellent value in a wide range locations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, and Europe.
  • Global Semesters-
  • Global Student Experience (GSE)-
  • Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University-
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA)-,
  • John Cabot University (Rome, Italy)-
  • KEI works with a locally accredited Universities in each location and partner institutions to provide a full immersion experience for KEI students. Courses are taught in English, which enables students to take subjects in their major and maintain their degree plan. KEI provides academic concentrations to all students, from social sciences, business, health professions and STEM fields. Many locations can be accompanied with an internship, community service or independent research to enhance their education experience within their field of study. Learn more about the KEI Difference on our website.
    KEI is dedicated to increasing study abroad participation of underrepresented student populations, seeking comprehensive academic concentrations in traditional and non-traditional destinations.KEI offers affordable, quality study abroad programs in 16 locations in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. To learn more about KEI Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI).
  • ProWorld Study Abroad Program

    ProWorld study abroad programs provide a blend of field studies, adventure and development work. Take your university coursework to another level and put your classroom learning into practice with service-based learning projects such as being a teaching assistant in Belize or educating locals about HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana.
    ProWorld offers fall, spring or summer semester opportunities that enhance your global perspective. You can immerse yourself in a new language or complete studies in English – you decide.  U.S. credits can easily transfer to your home school.
    Fall and spring semester programs are offered in Belize, Brazil, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, and Thailand.  Summer programs are available in Belize, Mexico and Peru - as well as combination programs that spend time in two countries (Peru and Mexico or Belize and Mexico).  For more information on ProWorld study abroad programs, please visit us at:

  • Study Abroad Italy (SAI)-
  • Study Abroad Compass 
    Study Abroad Compass, organizes high-quality, affordable study abroad programs in Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia).Summer, semester, and full-degree programs in these countries.

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