Studying internationally offers more than just a chance to explore other cultures and people. Why study abroad?
- Get hands-on experience in your field
- Gain a competitive edge on your resume
- Expand your personal growth and self-confidence
- Improve your language skills
By participating in the FVTC Study Abroad program, the benefits you'll enjoy include:
- Robust preparation prior-to-departure cultural education
- Logistical assistance for travel
- FVTC academic support
- Funding/financing advice
Apply early. Limited seats are available. Contact World Languages & Cultures with questions: 920-735-4844
UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
England: May 2024
Criminal Justice & Forensic Science to England - May 2024
Focus: Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Faculty Leads: Aaron Zemlock & Carrie Koepp
- Westminster Walking Tour
- Coroner’s Court Visit
- Jack the Ripper Evening Tour
- Royal Courts of Justice Visit
- CSI Crime Science Experience
Apply by January 31, 2024
Ireland: January 2025
Dublin, Belfast, and Cork, Ireland - January 2025 (During Winterim)
Faculty Leads: Steve Ebben and Joe Wetzel
- Titanic Experience
- Business Visits with large IT companies such as Google, Microsoft, VM Ware, Dropbox, etc.
- Giant’s Causeway
- Rock of Cashel
- Blarney Castle
- Trinity College Visit
Summer, Semester and Academic Year Study Abroad Options
Fox Valley Tech also provides additional study abroad options through partnering organizations, offering an even wider range of opportunities to select from.
- FVTC is an ISEP-Direct Member. Students are eligible to participate in ISEP-Direct programs only.
- FVTC is a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). ICISP Study Abroad Programs
- International Studies Abroad (ISA)/World Strides: ISA/World Strides Programs
- Academic Programs International (API): API Abroad Programs
Please reach out to see how the program you are interested in participating through counts towards your academic program and its eligibility for financial aid.
If you need help with budgeting and financing tools or internship opportunities, our Study Abroad Manager can provide assistance. Contact Samantha Rosario with our Study Abroad program.
Study Abroad Funding
Study Abroad is financial aid eligible if you are earning academic credit that is fulfilling a requirement of your degree program (including elective credits). This includes Federal Financial Aid and any FVTC scholarships. Title IV of the Higher Education Act guarantees that students can use federal aid for any approved Study Abroad programs.
Go through the additional loan request process. All regular eligibility rules still apply. The Financial Aid Office does not work with grant funding specifically related to study abroad; however, if you have not already reached your allotted budget for the year, you may be eligible for additional loan funding. Please be aware that if you are a DEPENDENT student, additional loans may need to be requested through the Parent PLUS Loan.
Note: If a study abroad class is added after the 10th business day of the semester, your Federal PELL award will not be adjusted to reflect the change in credit status.
World Languages & Cultures Office offers a competitive scholarship to students who apply for and participate on a study abroad program. You will find additional information on the process of applying for this scholarship within the Study Abroad Application.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Log onto your MyFVTC account to set up a payment plan. This option will allow you to pay your tuition costs over the course of three months rather than in one lump sum.