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Learn a New Language – Take a PVCC Class!

PVCC offers these credit classes:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic (distance learning)
  • Chinese (distance learning)
  • French
  • English as a Second Language
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian (distance learning)
  • Spanish
  • Search classes here.

Begin one of 30 languages with Rosetta Stone.  Click here to start now!

Expand Your Cultural Awareness – Attend, Join and Engage!


PVCC International Cultural & Culinary Festival 

East Meets West Speaker Series
Attend two of the three events and receive two $1 tickets to be redeemed at the International Foods Festival.  Attend all three and receive five tickets!  Pick up your Festival Passport at the South Entrance reception desk or at the events.

Workforce development and entrepreneurship in India, Dr. Sadhan K. Ghosh
Thursday, March 19  3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium (M229), PVCC

Maps and Missionaries:  the Western World Map comes to China, Dr. Evelyn Edson
Monday, March 23  noon-1 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium (M229), PVCC

The Road to Everest is Not Paved, Valerie Palamountain
Friday, March 27  noon-1 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium (M229), PVCC

International Foods Fest & Laughing Dragon Kung Fu performance and demonstration
Monday, March 30   11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Mall Meeting Room, PVCC


French Film Festival
Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St., Richmond
March 26-29
For details, click here

Photo Exhibit by French photographer Thierry Girard
Feb. 16-May 18
Third floor, New Cabell Hall, UVA

2015 Institute of World Languages Film Series
215 Minor Hall, University of Virginia
6:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays
All films are free and with English sub-titles
For information on the films and presenters click here

26th Annual International Film Series
University of Richmond
Friday, Jan. 16-Sunday, March 29
For details click here

International Club @ PVCC
A service and social club designed to bring together PVCC students from other countries with the PVCC community. Click for details.

Connect with the World – Travel and Study Abroad!

Opportunities offered through PVCC

Buenos Aires
Rotary Scholarship Exchange Program with Escuela Técnica Otto Krause, Buenos Aires

Each summer, the Blue Ridge Rotary Club generously sponsors one PVCC student to study in Argentina for six weeks. This Rotary scholarship covers return airfare to Buenos Aires and includes accommodation with a local family and classes at a renowned technical school.

Candidates should be currently enrolled at PVCC, 18-21 years of age and aim to have completed Spanish 202 (or equivalent) before they travel. Program dates are mid-May to the end of June. ¡Buen viaje!

To apply, please complete the application which contains further details and full instructions. The completed application should be submitted by the end of the fall semester.

Click here for details about this youth exchange program.

Opportunities Offered through other Virginia Community Colleges

Italy:  The Grand Tour through Southwest Virginia Community College  Click here for details


Opportunities Offered through the University of Virginia

Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea
Click here for more details.

Valencia, Spain and Costa Rica
UVA Valencia
Click here for more details.

Explore International Opportunities – Online Resources!

Lists trips worldwide that are offered by accredited colleges and universities from all over the U.S.

Offers educational programs worldwide

Don Quijote
Offers language classes in Spain and Guanajuato, Mexico

Cross Cultural Solutions
Volunteer abroad

Christianson Grant
Awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs