Pick a program. Meet with an Advisor. Review detailed information about the steps to apply. Submit your application.
The SAGE Office receives scholarship funding from the Valencia Foundation and Student Development to help offset the costs of short-term study abroad.
These short-term programs are led by Valencia College faculty members & are one to two weeks long. They are held during spring or summer terms.
Valencia College and the SAGE Office do not require vaccination against COVID-19 as a pre-condition for participation in study abroad programs. However, it should be noted that study abroad students have always been, and continue to be, subject to the entrance protocols and requirements of host countries and study abroad providers in order to participate in programs. It is likely that the host nations for our study abroad programs will require international travelers to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 tests. Applicants to our study abroad programs must comply with such requirements if they wish to participate in the program. Moreover, Valencia College study abroad students are ambassadors who have an individual role to play in the global cooperation required to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that entry requirements pertaining to COVID-19 vary by destination and are constantly changing. Students applying to study abroad should be prepared to be flexible and must be willing to comply with all entrance requirements and regulations of program host destinations if they wish to participate. Many of our programs are planning to visit countries that are currently requiring vaccination to enter the country and move about freely. In addition, certain countries may impose a travel ban to their respective countries from the U.S., in which case, the study abroad program may have to be cancelled. Valencia College has no control over, or ability to predict, such events.
It is possible to contract COVID-19 even if you follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines recommended by the CDC and other governmental health officials, and there may be COVID variants present in other countries that are not yet present in the United States. Valencia College cannot and does not guaranty that participation in a study abroad program is absolutely safe or that circumstances will not change.
All applicants are advised to make note of the following important considerations regarding international COVID-19 policies (subject to change):
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