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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!
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, http://www.hu-berlin.de/, to learn more. Summer courses at Humboldt are also an option. Click here for more information.
"¡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 http://www.umad.edu.mx.
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 http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/.
Scholarships are available from The Japan Student Organization (JASSO). Interested students should check with their advisor and the OIP Director to determine their eligibility.
An American University in Rome. Explore Italian culture while studying with international students from around the world. Community service and internship opportunities also available.
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: www.proworldvolunteers.org/study-abroad