Category Archives: Study Abroad

2013 Life After Study Abroad Conference


Saturday, October 12th


Marymount University Ballston Campus

1000 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22201

 Registration Cost: $10

This year’s Life After Study Abroad Conference: The Career Benefits of Study Abroad will enable DC Area study abroad alumni to think critically about how their study abroad experience has influenced them as future professionals. Through a series of dynamic panel discussions and workshops, conference participants will be prompted to identify and articulate the specific intercultural skills and knowledge gained from study abroad and, more importantly, learn how to communicate their transferable value as essential to the professional demands of today’s rapidly globalizing economy. In addition, participants can opt to have their resumes reviewed by local professionals in order to ensure that they are effectively highlighting their international experiences as well as the intercultural competencies gained through study abroad.  Graduate school programs and long-term volunteer opportunities abroad will also be explored.

Event Timeline for Saturday, October 12th, 2013

  • 12:30-1:00pm Check In & Last-Minute Registration for unregistered attendees
  • 1:00-1:20pm Keynote Speech: Martin Tillman, President Global Career Compass
  • 1:30-2:30pm Studying and Volunteering Abroad, Panel Discussion
  • 2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Workshops (Global Leadership: Skills and Knowledge for Our Interconnected World / Beyond “It was Amazing”: How to Change the Way You Talk About Study Abroad)
  • 3:30-4:10pm Concurrent Workshops (Choosing a Career that’s Right for You: StrengthsQuest & Study Abroad / Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success)
  • 4:20-5:20pm Building a Global Network, Panel Discussion
  • 5:20-5:30pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm Reception

Announcing 2013 Summer Study Abroad Programs being offered at NOVA






Course Dates: July 1 – August 11

Travel Dates: August 1 – 9

ENG 125:  Introduction to Literature (3 credits) 

Take a literary walking tour of London while studying the works of Chaucer, Dickens, Wilde, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, etc. 

Contact: Professor Lisa Smith at

Estimated Cost: $2,300

COSTA RICA                                                            

Travel Dates: July 30 – August 9

BIO 299: Study Abroad Costa Rica (4 credits)

Investigate the biodiversity of tropical ecosystems. Contact: Professor Jill Caporale

Estimated Cost: $3,400


 Deposit Date: March 1st

 Travel Dates: June 2 – 15

SPA 195 or SPA 295 Spain Civilization and Culture I or II (3 credits)

Students attend four hours of Spanish classes in the morning and will experience cultural events and sight visits in the afternoons.

Contact: Dr. Carmen Figueroa

Estimated Cost: $2,300


Course Dates: May 20 – June 25

 Travel Dates: May 24 – June 15

REL 233 Introduction to Islam (3 credits),

HUM 295 Modern Turkey and the Ottoman Empire (3 credits),

HUM 298 The Personal Narrative: The Study Abroad Experience (1 credit).

A unique opportunity to explore the culture of Turkey.  Contact: Professor Tauheeda Yasin at

Estimated Cost:  $3,200 


Spring and Summer Study Abroad with NOVA

NOVA faculty are teaching courses all over the world this spring and summer in some very exciting places. Find out how you can join them and earn credit toward your degree here.


COSTA RICA- PHT 295 International Service Learning                                  February 18- March 3, 2012

FIJI- BIO 299: COUSTEAU ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (4 credits)July 12 – July 24, 2012

GHANA- NUR 250: GLOBAL & RURAL HEALTH NURSING (5 credits)           June 20 – July 7, 2012

LONDON- ENG 125:  INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE  (3 credits)                       May 17 – August 2, 2012  June 4-14, 2012 (travel)

MOROCCO- FRE 295:  LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF MOROCCO (1 credit)       June 1 – June 10, 2012


NOVA and the World Site Goes Live!


We are pleased to introduce our new “NOVA and the World” website to the NOVA community.

Here you will be able to find internationally focused resources and information relevant to current students, faculty and staff as well as prospective students abroad.

Here’s just a brief overview of some of the resources you’ll find:

  •  Information on Study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities for NOVA students
  •   Professional development and curricular ideas for faculty and staff 
  • Various updates and information on NOVA’s interactions with the world.

The site is still a work in progress so continue to check back from time to time for new information and resources to be added and let us know what you think.

Also, please consider following our blog feed as we will be regularly posting updates and information that will be linked to the site.