LVC’s Center for Global Education will advise you in selecting and applying to study abroad and study away programs. In addition to six study abroad and three domestic study away semester-long programs, LVC offers several summer international programs.

Why study abroad?

Study abroad programs allow LVC students to see the world, explore new cultures, and challenge themselves academically, professionally, and personallyall while earning credits. In addition to developing essential career and intercultural communication skills, students who study abroad are empowered to build a global professional network and to make an impact in local and global communities. As more and more employers seek staff with a globalized insight, international experience is an essential part of a good education.

How does it work?

Courses taken through study abroad programs approved by the Center for Global Education will have their credits/instructional hours and grades converted to LVC equivalent credits and grades, with credit ultimately awarded according to the College transfer credit policy. Students will have planned courses pre-approved for transfer before their study abroad program begins. Students enrolled in a program of study approved for credit by LVC will be considered enrolled at LVC for the purpose of applying for federal financial aid.

LVC students can learn more about how to apply here.

Study Abroad


of LVC students will have lived and studied in another country by the time they graduate.


full-semester, and short-term (faculty-led), study abroad programs around the globe.


of LVC faculty members were born outside the continental U.S.