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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!

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Through 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

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.


Jefferson Wine Tour, Burgundy and Paris
May 15-May 23, 2015
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson as he embarked on his three-month tour of France in 1787.  It was in Burgundy that he began discovering the wines and viticulture that would lead him to build Monticello from the wine cellar up.  Then, continue on to Paris to experience the highlights of the City of Light, including those sites that Jefferson enjoyed while living in Paris for five years.

Contact Kris Swanson, Assistant Professor of French, at kswanson@pvcc.edu.
For trip details and to register click here and use the trip ID no. 113881 to enter the portal.

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