International Education

Learn a New Language – Take a PVCC Class

PVCC offers the following credit classes:

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • English as a Second Language
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Search classes here.

Expand Your Cultural Awareness – Attend, Join, Engage!


Festival of Cultures

Enjoy the cultural exhibition of this year's Festival of Cultures!






Take a virtual tour and be inspired by the beauty of the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, the Netherlands.
Enjoy other virtual tours around the world from the safety of your own home or office.

Keukenhof Gardens

International Club @ PVCC
A service and social club designed to bring together PVCC students from other countries with the PVCC community.

Connect with the World – Travel and Study Abroad

Opportunities offered through PVCC:

Community College in France Bootcamps
Two-week immersive programs in June and July 2022 sponsored by the French with the theme of sustainability..
Applications are now open until February 15!
For more information and to apply go to the Bootcamp website.
PVCC advisor:  Kris Swanson (
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, complete the application which contains further details and full instructions. The completed application should be submitted by the end of the fall semester.



Explore details about this youth exchange program.

Opportunities offered through other VCCS colleges

Opportunities offered through the University of Virginia

For information on the UVA Education Abroad programs click here.

UVA Valencia

UVA in Valencia Program

To find out about Spanish courses in Valencia visit the program web page.

Explore International Opportunities – Online Resources

Boren Awards
Apply for a financial award up to $20,000 to study abroad.

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

Center for Study Abroad
Offers educational programs worldwide

Cross Cultural Solutions
Volunteer abroad

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