Study Abroad Overview
Why should I study abroad?
Studying abroad can be the defining moment in your education that will change your life. Not only will you make new friends, earn course credit, and be more attractive to potential employers, you will gain a global perspective that will benefit you throughout your lifetime. Often you can enjoy this experience for little more than the expense of attending classes at Longwood. On recent programs, students have gone to China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain, Tanzania, and Thailand, just to name a few.
How can I study abroad?
A. Faculty-led ProgramsUsually short-term (2-4 weeks), during summer or winter intersession. Small groups of students will be led by a faculty member and earn credit for a Longwood course. View a current list of our faculty-led programs here.
B. Exchange Programs
Study at one of Longwood’s international partner universities for a semester or year. A few summer options are available.Pay the same tuition and fees as if attending Longwood, but room and board and additional fees may apply. You can expect to spend only slightly more than you would pay for a semester at Longwood! View a list of our exchange partner schools here.
C. Third-Party Providers
These providers specialize in providing study abroad programs to students.Typically arrange for room and board, health insurance, and optional excursions to local sites.Longwood has affiliations with several providers that offer special discounts and scholarships for Longwood students.Some of our affiliate providers offer destinations that are less expensive than attending a semester at Longwood. View a list of our affiliate providers here.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
International Affairs offers a limited amount of scholarships for Longwood students (check out our Scholarships page here!). There are other organizations that may provide scholarships as well. In some cases, students may also use financial aid to defray the cost of their trip. Check with the financial aid office for more details about funding your study abroad trip.