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Study Abroad

Study abroad programs advance the academic goals of Vanguard University by developing and promoting a variety of domestic and international educational opportunities.

These opportunities expand students’ intellectual, professional, and personal development through formal and experiential learning in other cultural contexts and enhance students’ cross-cultural awareness and appreciation in an increasingly complex global environment.

If you are interested in a short intensive program or spending a full semester away, our office can walk you through all of the steps from finding a program to retuning home. Please take some time to browse our programs and the other resources we have for you.

Important Dates

To study during the Spring semester: October 15th
After October 15th, applications will be accepted until November 1st with an additional $50 fee.

Mandatory Training: November 30, 2018, 1-4pm

To study during the Summer or Fall semester: March 15th
After March 15th, applications will be accepted until April 1st with an additional $50 fee.

Mandatory Training: April 26, 2019, 1-4pm

Application fee for all full-semester programs: $100
The application fee is non-refundable and is used for the processing of the application, courses, and risk management support services. In addition, a portion of the fee will cover the cost of registration to Lessons from Abroad, a one-day conference in Southern California that covers re-entry, leveraging the experience in interviews and on resumes, among many other topics that those who study abroad face.

How to Study Abroad

If you are interested in studying abroad, the first step is to complete the Study Abroad Interest Form. Upon receipt, one of our interns will contact you to set up a time to connect and walk you through the process:

  • Submit a Study Abroad Interest Form
  • Attend an information meeting set up with you by the GEO Intern
  • Apply with the Office of Global Education & Outreach
  • Apply to desired program
  • Interview with Director of Global Education & Outreach
  • Orientation & Training
  • Go!

    Study Abroad Interest Form