New Spring Break Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program for Grad Students

Early and Elementary Education in Italy PosterEarly and Elementary Education in Italy is a 7-credit study abroad program for students in the Master’s of Teaching Program in Early/Elementary Education. Students will spend 2 weeks in Florence over spring break, exploring concepts of their core courses through immersion in diverse language and literacy settings in Florence.

For more information, check out the program page and Professor Zumbrunn’s blog.

Registration deadline is November 30!


Studio Art Centers International Florence Info Session!

Have you ever thought about studying the arts in Italy?
Studio Art centers International Florence (SACI) representative Todd Siddons will be visiting VCU this Wednesday, September 21!
Todd will be hosting an information session in the Arts building to inform students about SACI study abroad programs! Pizza will be served.

SACI Info Session
Wednesday, September 21
Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
1st floor conference room (room 107)

We hope to see you there!

Info Session: Study in Spain with VCU!

Join VCU Education Abroad for an information session on VCU’s summer program to Spain!
You can read about last year’s trip by following the link: Study Spanish Language in Cordoba, Spain
Wednesday, September 14
Life Sciences Building
Room 0156

Session topics will include information on the country, program, itinerary, courses offered, how to apply, and how to use financial aid. Program Director Victor Pena will be present to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have. We hope you can attend a session!
For information on this and other study abroad programs please contact Education Abroad at

Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011

The Global Education Office hosts a fair each September to spread the word about the numerous study abroad opportunities available through VCU. Students who visit the fair will have the chance to meet with faculty who lead study abroad programs, students who have studied abroad, Education Abroad staff, as well as representatives from academic institutions, study abroad program providers and travel agencies.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various offices at VCU that assist with the study abroad process, including the national scholarship office, financial aid, student health services, the School of World Studies, and more. Students from all disciplines are invited to come learn about study abroad options, funding and resources!

Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 14
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
University Student Commons Plaza
VCU’s Monroe Park Campus

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please email

Studied in Germany? Be a DAAD Young Ambassador!

The deadline for the DAAD Young Ambassador Program is approaching!
DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or conducted research in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.
You are an ideal candidate for the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program if you:
* are an undergraduate student at a college or university in the US or Canada.
* have recently studied in Germany at a German University (for any length of time).
* are available to promote studying in Germany on your campus in the coming academic year.
* can speak intelligently and enthusiastically about your experiences in Germany in front of groups.
* are willing to organize one student event on campus per semester.
* are available August 18-21, 2011 for a training session in New York City.
Young Ambassadors are expected to organize at least one event per semester, where they will invite prospective students to hear about their experiences in Germany.
DAAD will also put short profile of each Young Ambassador online (with an email address). The Ambassadors must be wiling to respond to students’ questions about their particular program/university or about life as a student in Germany as general.
Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at
Applications must be received by June 13, 2011 via post, email or fax.

Studying Abroad with a Disability

Check out this great video from Mobility International USA about study abroad for students who may have a disability!
At VCU Education Abroad, we want every student to have the best possible experience abroad. If you want to study abroad but are concerned that a disability may affect your experience, we will work with you to make sure that your needs are met and that you have the opportunity to study abroad and add a life-changing component to your college experience!

Making It Happen from Outsider E on Vimeo.

For more information, please contact us at

Work Abroad!

Check out these work abroad opportunities on the Yellow Brick Road website!
The Top 3 Work Abroad Programs for Youth
Working abroad enhances your resume and is an amazing life experience. the VCU Education Abroad blog will continue blogging about internship, work, and volunteer experiences abroad this summer, so be sure to check back!

Scholarship Opportunities with Amerispan!

Amerispan College Study Abroad has offered (2) $500.00 scholarships to be used by VCU students who plan to register for Amerispan College Study Abroad programs.
The programs that qualify for the $500.00 scholarship amount can be found at the following link,
Also being offered are (2) $250.00 scholarships that can be used on any AmeriSpan program 4 weeks or longer. This includes standard immersion programs, SALUD medical travel, volunteer, professional, fun and others.
These scholarships will be given to the first students who sign up- first come, first served! If you are interested in signing up and are using an Amerispan program, please email VCU Education Abroad at and tell us which program you are signed up for.
As with all non-VCU programs, remember to register with VCU Education Abroad. Registration information and materials can be found on our website:
If you are interested in this or other study abroad programs, contact VCU Education Abroad at

The Study Abroad Photo Contest Needs Your Vote!

Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category!
The deadline for voting is October 15th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!