Study Abroad

By studying abroad, you can participate in classes, research, and internship and service opportunities around the world!

Beyond being a great way to complete general education credits, discover how international research is done and more, you will gain:

  • Valuable communication and cross-cultural skills
  • Networking skills, which help you connect with new people, universities and companies
  • Increased marketability in the globalized market
  • Strengthened foreign language skills

Plus, you can pursue abroad opportunities that allow you to complete biology-specific coursework, in addition to non-major classes. Review our pre-approved courses database to find which ones you can get credit for abroad.

Explore VCU Programs

Check out the following study abroad experiences available to VCU students.

Study Abroad in Australia

At Macquarie University, you can participate in an exciting and global experience for either a semester or a year. Located less than 10 miles outside Sydney's city center, Macquarie's expansive 300-acre campus is situated in the heart of Australia's largest high-tech precinct which means students will be surrounded by more than 300 leading companies located on or around the campus.

downtown sydney, australia

Study Abroad in Cyprus

The University of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus, is a comprehensive university with over 100 conventional on-campus and online programs. It offers a semester with hundreds of courses to choose from in nearly any subject, from social sciences to STEM, or specialized summer program options that cover academic areas such as pre-med, nursing, engineering or animal sciences. Students also participate in a series of educational trips and cultural excursions within Cyprus.

ancient ruins in cyprus

Study Abroad in Greece

In conjunction with the American College of Greece, this experience brings you to an idyllic campus and is the springboard for exploring Athens and the nearby Greek islands. Many classes are pre-approved to transfer to VCU and a wide array of disciplines are represented.

three students standing outside ancient grecian ruins

Study Abroad in Italy

Sant’Anna Institute has an exceptional summer program in Sorrento, Italy, on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply, especially those in biology and environmental studies. Internships are also possible!

study abroad student smiling in the middle of a colorful italian street

Other Study Abroad programs at VCU

VCU Education Abroad offers flexible program options to allow students to find the best fit for their individual goals. Whether you want to travel for a week, a month or a semester, there's a program for you!

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External Programs

In addition to VCU programs, you can explore external opportunities. Several options are listed below, though you are not limited to only these external possibilities.