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!

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

New for 2020!

Machu Picchu

Intercultural Studies in Peru
May 2020
Group leader:  Kit Decker
For more information and to enroll go to the program website.


Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Environment and Culture in Costa Rica
May 20-May 28, 2019 (subject to change)
Group leader:  Dr. Kit Decker
Enjoy a 9-day trip to Central America’s #1 tropical ecotourism hotspot.  Climb a volcano, explore a cloud forest reserve, swim in the Pacific, and tour a coffee plantation.
For more information and to sign up go to the program website.

American cemetery

WWII and the Liberation of France
May 2019
Group Leader:  Kris Swanson
Follow in the footsteps of Allied soldiers during World War II as you travel from London to Paris via the Normandy region.  During this program, you’ll visit World War II sites that will help put this major conflict into perspective.
For more information and to sign up, go to the program website.

Study Abroad Voyage to Northern Europe
Study abroad voyage poster

Study-Abroad Voyage, Summer 2019
Group leader:  Salvatore Moschella
Earn 3 Academic Credits and travel by cruise ship to England, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden as part of a 14-day Study-Abroad Voyage.  This will be the second year that PVCC offers this unique study-abroad opportunity.   PDF icon Information Flyer PDF icon Registration Form


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

Study Abroad in China with Blue Ridge Community College
May 21-June 1, 2019
Group leaders:  Jessica Martinkosky   
For more information, view PDF icon the program brochure

Opportunities offered through the university of virginia

For information on UVA Education Abroad programs click here.

UVA Valencia

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

Cross Cultural Solutions
Volunteer abroad

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