International Education

Learn a New Language – Take a PVCC Class!

PVCC offers these credit classes:

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • English as a Second Language
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Search classes here.

Begin one of 30 languages with Rosetta Stone.

Expand Your Cultural Awareness – Attend, Join and Engage!

The Ukraine Crisis in the Context of U.S.-Russian Relations
Dr. Yuri Urbanovich (University of Virginia)
Wednesday, February 19  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.

Connect with the World – Travel and Study Abroad!

Opportunities offered through PVCC

Scholarships are now available for Peru and Northern Europe!  Complete the Travel Abroad Scholarship application by December 10 for consideration in the first round of awards.

Machu Picchu

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

Northern Europe
Study-Abroad Voyage, Summer 2020

Group leader:  Salvatore Moschella
Earn 3 Academic Credits and travel by cruise ship to England, Netherlands, Scotland, France and Channel Islands as part of a 10-day Study-Abroad Voyage.  This will be the second year that PVCC offers this unique study-abroad opportunity.  Scholarship and Financial Aid may be applicable.  Also available for non-credit.
Registration form
Program Flyer

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.



Details about this youth exchange program


Opportunities offered through other VCCS colleges

Study Abroad in the Galapagos Islands with John Tyler Community College
June 10-24, 2020
For more information, contact Kerrigan Sullivan ( or visit the JTCC Study Abroad web page.

Opportunities offered through the University of Virginia

For information on 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