So you want to study abroad!

Abroad

Congratulations upon pursuing an experience that you will treasure your entire life, and which will allow you to develop your career, your knowledge, and your skills as a global citizen.

Even if you have never traveled abroad before, we will work with you at every step of the way to attain your goals.
Alvernia University, in partnership with The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, offers you an outstanding opportunity to study abroad while working toward your Alvernia degree! We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible experience overseas.

The Alvernia University Life Office offers you:

  • Five approved programs to choose from in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and South Africa!
  • Internship programs in London, Dublin and Sydney, including Parliament internship options!
  • Programs for many different majors, including the physical and social sciences, arts and humanities, communications, business, education, and more.
  • You pay regular Alvernia tuition on any approved Arcadia program for semester study, and your financial aid travels with you!
  • You will receive an Arcadia University transcript. Credits earned while abroad will count toward your undergraduate degree at Alvernia University.
  • Some programs are available for freshman and sophomores as well as juniors and seniors!

Explore approved Arcadia partner programs.

Who Is Eligible?
You must meet the GPA and academic year requirements for your approved program of choice from those listed at the link above. Additionally, you must be in good compliance with the community standards of Alvernia University. Students must be approved by the Alvernia University University Life Office and complete all required forms and references by the program application deadlines for both Alvernia and Arcadia Universities. Alvernia is an inclusive Franciscan institution and welcomes students of diverse needs and backgrounds.

Did you know?

A National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise study found that participating employers and recent college graduates agreed on the necessity of out of the classroom experiences. The study emphasizes the importance of providing students with important knowledge and skills but also experience putting that knowledge and skills to practical use in "real-world" settings.

Did you know?

Seventy-six percent of participating employers put "teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings" at the top of their list of desired capabilities in new employees, according to a National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise study. These are among the skills fostered by real-world learning experiences.

Did you know?

Service learning is a method of providing personal and academic development through work with established nonprofit organizations in the community. It is an avenue to introduce students to a professional environment without the extensive commitments of an internship.

Did you know?

Service learning provides ideal real world learning opportunities. According to SmartBlog on Leadership, doing volunteer and service work for a non-profit organization that is connected to your major or academic program of study helps develop leadership skills, expands your perspective of the world, allows you to discover new skills in a safe environment, and develops a larger network of real world contacts to draw upon once you graduate.

Did you know?

Service learning can take you outside of your comfort zone, giving you an opportunity to work with new challenges, people, politics and interpersonal dynamics. It also offers new perspective on priorities. Hanging out with people who have had different life experiences encourages you to tackle challenges from different angles. Julie Zolfo, founder of Make Success Matter said that she volunteered for six weeks at the schools in New Delhi, India.

Did you know?

"Alvernia's Career Development Center works with students to find avenues for employment, internships, co-ops, career exploration, resume development, and graduate school options. Center staff help students assess their options and identify their own "brand" to complement their life after Alvernia.

Did you know?

A recent career fair at Alvernia attracted more than 55 employers who were seeking to hire employees, co-ops and interns for their organizations. Career fairs like this one are fertile ground for students seeking real world learning opportunities and to reap the benefits of such as employers look to to hire staff members who have honed their skills and abilities via practical experiences in real situations.

Did you know?

Since its inception, Alvernia has offered real world opportunities with an emphasis on service and careers that help those in need. Field experiences in areas like criminal justice, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, health care science and teacher training among others provide our students with rich learning opportunities to test drive what it's like to work in that profession.

Did you know?

In a recent American Association of Colleges and Universities survey of 302 employers, 79 percent said institutions of higher learning should emphasize helping students apply what they learn in real-world settings, and 66 percent said that completing an internship or community field project would help prepare students for success.