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

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Environment and Culture in Costa Rica
May 20-May 28, 2019 (subject to change)
Group leader:  Dr. Kit Decker
For more information and to sign up, click here.

International Business/Study Abroad Voyage

Saint Peter Port, English Channel Islands

Study Abroad Voyage to the United Kingdom, France & the Netherlands
July 7-July 20, 2018
Group leader:  Salvatore Moschella, adjunct instructor of business (

The Educational Voyage cruise tour is open to current PVCC students and students taking courses at other colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), as well as to community members and the general public.

Current PVCC and VCCS students can take part in the trip by enrolling in PVCC’s 10-week international business course (BUS 280), which runs from Monday, May 21, through Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The course will begin online and continue throughout the voyage. Cost is $2,295 per person for the 14-day tour. Fee includes all meals, accommodations and roundtrip airfare. Students who reserve their spots by Thursday, March 8, will receive a discounted rate. After March 8, the tour price will increase to $2,595 per person. Standard PVCC tuition and fees are an additional charge. Financial aid may be available for qualifying students.

Non-college students can also take part in the Educational Voyage tour and do not have to enroll in the course to participate. Cost for community members is $1,459 for an inside cabin (shared occupancy) or $1,849 for an outside cabin (double occupancy). Optional group rates for airfare and discounts for families are also available. Fee includes all accommodations and meals. Community members who reserve their spots by Thursday, March 8, will receive a five percent discount and $100 to $200 in on-board credit.


South Korea
Study abroad in South Korea
July 2-July 27
Hanyang University
For information, contact Professor Zhuo Fu

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 and travel to Amsterdam & Berlin, Namibia, and Italy with John Tyler Community College.
For more information click here.

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