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Study Abroad

Study abroad is unlike any other opportunity you will have during your time at Vanguard.

The domestic and international programs are designed to go beyond the classroom and provide an experiential education. VU is a community that puts our education and faith into action. Studying abroad allows you to do both in a different context than you are used to.

Whether you are interested in a short-term intensive program or spending a full semester away, GEO can walk you through the steps from finding a program to returning home.

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Study Abroad Eligibility

The best time to study abroad during your college education is your Junior year.  We understand that is not possible for everyone, but there are a few parameters you must meet to be approved for a study abroad program.

To be eligible to study abroad, a student must

  • be an active and enrolled student at Vanguard University the semester immediately prior to studying abroad.
  • have at least a sophomore status in credit units (some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis)
  •  not complete their study abroad program in their final semester of college (summer intensive programs are an exception to this rule)

Not sure if your eligible? Contact GEO to learn more! 

It's Never Too Early to Start Planning

Still in High School or starting your first semester at Vanguard soon?  It's never too early to start planning!  If you want to hear more about Study Abroad at Vanguard, we would love to talk with you.  Just send an email to StudyAbroad@vanguard.edu with your questions or to set up an appointment to talk.

COVID Updates

All of our partners are offering their full programming!  Contact GEO for questions concerning COVID and study abroad including vaccination requirements (which vary by program) and travel health and safety.

Study Abroad Details

Interested in studying abroad?

Visit our page on the Student Portal for more information on available programs, steps to apply, financial resources, and more!