While travel abroad options are currently limited due to the pandemic, there are still ways for you to add international experiences to your academic career. Virtual study abroad is a new option that recreates much of the study abroad experience and allows you to learn about a new culture, connect with the experts and students from around the world, and take classes that you otherwise might not be able to take at home.  

Below you can find the list of some of the Virtual Study Abroad and Exchange options that are available to you as a VSU student. Many of these options can be pursued while taking VSU courses face to face and online. For more information, contact us at studyabroad@valdosta.edu.

  • Virtual Spring Semester at Otemon Gakuin University in Japan
    • Course Dates:  April 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021
    • Promotional Powerpoint Presentation | Application Form (Open in Adobe Reader or Adobe Fill and Sign)
    • Special Features of the Program
      1. Variety of Courses
        1. Japanese Language (any level) (Japanese Beginner I Syllabus)
        2. Modern Japanese Society, Japanese Business and Management, Social Issues in Japan, Japanese Traditional and Modern Culture (Syllabus), Japanese History and Literature (in English).
      2. Tuition Free / Pay VSU tuition only if credits are needed.
      3. Part-time enrollment or Full-time (take between 1 and 5 classes)
      4. Grades and credits awarded ( if needed)
      5. Easy steps to apply (no screening if nominated by home institution)
      6. Classes will be offered online via Zoom on Japan time/ late evening EST.
    • Important Dates
      • Application Deadline: March 9, 2021
  • Virtual Hanze UAS Summer School
  • Virtual Summer Study Abroad is available at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia
  • Virtual Spanish in Costa Rica Study Abroad (forthcoming)
  • Virtual History in Poland Study Abroad (forthcoming) 
  • CIEE Virtual Internships
  • Virtual Spring semester courses from Kansai University in Japan | Video | Brochure and FAQ (PDF) |
    • Special Features of the Program:
      1. Wide variety of Courses (Japanese Language, Literature, Business,
        Anthropology, History, Religion, Art,etc)
      2. Tuition Free (JPY10,000/Approx.USD 95) registration fee per student required)
      3. Part-time enrollment (up to two courses)
      4. Grades and credits awarded
      5. Easy steps to apply (no screening if nominated by home institution)
    • Important Dates
      • Nomination period: November 16 - December 5, 2020
      • Application period: November 23- December 12, 2020
      • Course notification : by December 23, 2020
      • Enrollment Confirmation Payment period: December 24- January 16, 2021
      • Orientation Day: January 20, 2021
      • Class starts: January 25, 2021
      • Class ends: May 20, 2021 (Final exam: May 21-27)
  • Virtual Winter Study Abroad is available at Dongguk University in South Korea | Brochure (PDF)
    • Important Dates
      • Application Deadline : November 20, 2020
      • Registration and Fee Payment Deadline: November 27, 2020
      • Orientation Day: December 22, 2020
      • Class starts - ends: December 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021
      • Special Lecture: December 29, 2020 & January 5, 2021
    • Application and Fees
      • Application Fee: KRW 100,000
      • Tuition Fee: KRW 600,000/course


Virtual Study Abroad with St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Course List for St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University 

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS)

Information and Digital Technologies (IDT)

Economics, Business and Management (EB)

Russian Studies (RS)

Energy Technology (ET)

Life Science (LS)