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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!

UVA French Film Festival
Feb. 5-7
All films are free and open to the public.  For information on the films, as well as times and locations click here.

2015 Institute of World Languages Film Series
215 Minor Hall, University of Virginia
6:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays with a kick-off on Jan. 21
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

The Age of Cathedrals:  Study abroad in France through John Tyler Community College  Click here for details

British Art & Architecture:  Study abroad in England and Scotland through New River Community College  Click here for trip details  Click here for course details

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

London and Paris:  A Tale of Two Cities, through Blue Ridge Community College  Click here for details

Turkey:  10 day tour (May 18-May 27) through Reynolds Community College.  Click here for details  For more information, contact Jane Rosecrans at

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