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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.

Expand Your Cultural Awareness – Attend, Join and Engage!
 

Iraq:  The Inside Scoop
November 5, noon-1 p.m. in M229   (Auditorium)
Colonel Jaafar Mohammed Ridah Almusawi, an expert on Iraqi history and wounded war veteran of the Iraq/Iran war, will provide insights into U.S/Iraqi relations and background to understanding the current situation in Iraq.

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Oct. 18, 2014-Jan. 11, 2015
Click for details.

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


Argentina
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.

France

Jefferson Wine Tour, Burgundy and Paris
May 2015
Informational meeting:  Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in D334
Contact Kris Swanson, Assistant Professor of French, at kswanson@pvcc.edu.


Japan

Japan:  Ancient to Modern

Feb. 27-March 7 (Spring break)
Informational meeting:  Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in M174
Contact Noriko Donahue, Instructor of Japanese, at ndonahue@pvcc.edu
 

 

Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula
Feb. 28–March 7, 2015
Cost will be $2,500 – including round-trip airfare, ground transport, accommodations, meals, site visits to Chichén Itzá, Tulúm, Uxmal and more – if we have 14 participants.
For trip details and to register click here and use the trip ID number 113277 to enter the portal.
Any questions? Contact:
Professor Kit Decker

434.961.5373

Dickinson Building, Room D209


Germany
Germany
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

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!

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

centerforstudyabroad.com
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