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The International Programs office provides students at UVa Wise the unique chance to complement and enhance their academic experience with a variety of international opportunities. Programs run anywhere from a few weeks (Study Abroad Trips, Summer/Winter programs) to an academic year and offer courses that can earn UVa Wise general education, elective, minor, and/or major credits depending on the program.

Getting started on your study abroad journey is easy. Once you are a sophomore with at least a 2.75 GPA for semester abroad, or 2.5 for short trips -  you are eligible. Freshmen can participate in our short trips if admitted by the trip director.
Meet with the Director of the International Programs office (Smiddy 255) to discuss your options and be guided through the application process.

A student that enrolls in a UVa Wise sponsored Study Abroad program will be considered for financial aid and special scholarships.  The majority of our semester/year study abroad programs have the same cost (including tuition, room and board) as studying at UVa Wise. Ask the IP office for more details.
Studying abroad fits into your academic plan because credits earned abroad count toward your degree. You earn credit toward your general education, major, minor, and/or elective requirements.