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What Are My Options?


You can study abroad in locations all over the world!

The Study Abroad Office (Stevens 111E) has many catalogs and brochures describing programs abroad that you can browse. You can choose from semester, year, or shorter programs. Remember, you can study abroad in almost any country in the world, unless there is a current US Department of State Travel Warning. Please visit our office to explore the options. Schedule an appointment so that we can spend time helping you. Please call: (434) 395-4959, or e-mail studyabroadlongwood@gmail.com.

Finding A Program

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

Click on Short-Term Programs to read about some of the short-term programs available this summer and winter. Short-term programs are led by Longwood University faculty members and are associated with a Longwood University course. That means when you return, you do not have to worry about transferring credits back to Longwood.

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs allow students to study abroad at one of Longwood's internationally respected partner universities for the same per credit hour tuition rate as studying on Longwood's campus (room and board and other fees may apply). There are short-term and long-term options to meet a variety of student needs.

Affiliated Providers

Longwood has affiliated with several well-known study abroad providers. These affiliated providers offer a wide variety of programs and may provide our students with special discounts and scholarships.


Students may also choose to complete internships abroad. You will have to work closely with your academic advisor and the Study Abroad Office to ensure your internship will count toward your academic program.

Online Resources

If you can't find the right program on our website you may conduct an internet search. Visit Online Resources for some relevant websites. Longwood students can study abroad in any legitimate, credit-bearing study abroad program. Consult with your academic advisor to find out if credits from the program you choose will transfer to Longwood.

Arranging your Programs

One of the first steps when choosing a program abroad is consulting with your academic advisor in your major. Take the information you have found about your program abroad to your advisor to discuss the courses you will take there and what credit you will receive for them.

Follow the checklist for all of the procedures you must follow to arrange your program abroad, and plan to submit your applications well in advance of the deadlines on the checklist.