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Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office


Study Abroad Fair

Come to the fall 2018 Study Abroad Fair to learn about the many study abroad opportunities available to UVA students. Meet faculty directors who lead programs, students who have gone on exchange programs, representatives from outside programs, and more. It's never too early to start planning your study abroad experience!

Jane Wilkinson

My name is Jane Wilkinson and I am fourth year double majoring in Global Security and Justice and German Studies. I spent January of 2015 in Berlin, Germany with UVA in Berlin, and spent Spring 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. For me, studying abroad was about gaining a competitive edge in the working world. My program actually had an internship component, and I was able to work with an international NGO that did advocacy at the UN Human Rights Council. I had my very own UN badge that gave me access to the Palace of Nations and other UN buildings in the area.

Jane Wall

My name is Jane Wall and I am a fourth year double majoring in Politics and Spanish. Studying abroad in Valencia, Spain was essential for my personal growth and will definitely help me succeed in my professional aspirations post-graduation. If I had not participated in the UVA in Valencia education abroad program, I would not have realized how capable I am of entering new environments and excelling in unfamiliar work conditions. While in Valencia, I had the opportunity to participate in a service learning internship where I taught conversational English at a local school.

Jillian Tidlow

Hello, my name is Jillian Tidlow. I’m very excited to be an intern this coming year as my experiences abroad have been instrumental in shaping my plans for the future. I spent the summer of 2016 in Shanghai on the U.Va in Shanghai: Chinese program to improve my Chinese and to experience a very different culture from my native American culture. The following summer I went to Ghent with the U.Va in Belgium: Acoustic Phonetics.

Katey Summers

My name is Katey Summers, and I am a fourth year double majoring in Latin American Studies and Global Development Studies. If I had not participated in education abroad, I would have missed out on multiple and varied opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth. One of the most important lessons I learned from abroad is how important it is to face situations that scare or frighten you. Prior to each of my three study abroad experiences, I departed with a mix of fear, excitement, and uncertainty.

Sam Spadaccini

My name is Sam Spadaccini and I am a fourth year Spanish and American Studies major. One of my greatest passions is meeting and getting to know new people. I live for these moments in which I can connect with someone no matter where they are from or the language they speak. If I had not participated in education abroad in Valencia, Spain for the semester, I would have missed out on befriending some of the most interesting and meaningful people I have ever met. From the start, I decided to integrate myself into the city of Valencia.


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