Center for Global Engagement
Patricia Trent, Executive Director
The Office of International Affairs strives to add an international dimension to Longwood’s concept of the citizen leader. By bringing qualified international students to campus and by providing quality learning opportunities abroad, the future citizen leaders will have opportunities to engage with citizens from around the world.
Study Abroad programs are available in the form of short-term group programs led by Longwood University faculty during summers or winter intersessions, one- or two-month academic summer programs, and semester and year programs and internships. At least a year ahead, students should start the planning by making an appointment with the study abroad director, Dr. Emily Kane at the Center for Global Engagement. Study abroad opportunities are open to all students; a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is required for most study abroad programs. Modern Language majors are required to study abroad for at least one full semester, Honor’s students and students minoring in International Studies also have a study abroad requirement. All federal, state and institutional financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work Study, may be applied toward the costs of approved study abroad programs. There are numerous scholarships available for students in programs abroad. For complete information on upcoming programs, requirements for participation, and application procedures, and for help in selecting a program and for program approval, please visit the Office of International Affairs in Stevens 111. The International Affairs website contains information that will be helpful as you begin to plan study abroad:
All students who are interested in study abroad/away should contact the Office of International Affairs to ensure that the correct procedures are followed in order to receive credit for the experience abroad.
English as a Second Language Bridge Program
EBP is an academic transition program for new undergraduate students. Students will enroll as a first semester freshman taking a mix of academic courses and ESL. Students will be mentored and coached through their first academic year to ensure that they are successful. The EBP is part of the cost of the first semester and scholarships may be awarded to support for this program!
International Students and Scholars (including exchange students)
Please follow the directions on the website at: http://www.longwood.edu/internationalaffairs/international-student-and-scholar-services/