International Education

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!

Putin on the Fritz:  Understanding Russia and the Russians, 1991-present
Dr. Rachel Stauffer, Ferrum College
Wednesday, March 30  noon-1 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium (M229)

International Foods Festival
Wednesday, April 6  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Mall Meeting Room

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


Tokyo Tower, Japan
12-day tour of Japan, May 20-31 led by PVCC faculty member Noriko Donahue.

For details, view/download the trip flyer:

Or contact:

Travel to Spain with Jorge Grajales-Diaz, associate professor of Spanish in May 2016.
For details, email or visit and enter the trip code 1769803CZ.

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 vccs colleges

Amsterdam and Paris
Southwest Community College
For details, contact Brian Wright ( or click here

Ireland:  Stories and Legends
John Tyler Community College
For details, contact Kerrigan Sullivan (, Becky Boncal ( or click here

Spain and Portugal:  Art and Architecture of the Iberian Peninsula
New River Community College
For details, click here

Opportunities offered through the university of virginia

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

Himalayan Experiential Encounters: Historical, Anthropological and Contemplative Explorations in Bhutan
Click here for information

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