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!

The Ixatán Foundation:  Sustaining Communities in the Guatemalan Highlands
Beth Neville Evans, founder of the Ixatán Foundation, will speak about what the organization continues to do to promote sustainability and equity in a Guatemalan community.
Wednesday, September 26  12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium (M229)

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

Information Session on international travel opportunities through PVCC
Learn about the three programs offered for next summer from the group leaders.
Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 in room M229

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.

American cemetery

D-Day:  England & France
June 1-June 10, 2019
Group Leader:  Kris Swanson
For more information and to sign up, click here.

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


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