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 


International Education Week at NOVA

Come join us for a variety of international events happening at the Annandale campus this week (Nov 12-16).


Tuesday, November 13th     

11-2pm Learn about Study Abroad and other International opportunities at NOVA (CA 1st Floor)

2-3pm Human Trafficking Film, Dr. Wofsey (CS 131)

3-4pm Arab Spring Roundtable Discussion (CS 242)


Wednesday, November 14th

11-2pm Languages, Your Passport to the World:

Stop by and test your knowledge of nine different languages and cultures. Prizes awarded. (CA Starbucks Café)

2-4pm Cultural Presentations: Brazil, Cameroon, India,

Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey (CS 121)


Thursday, November 15th

2-3pm Education for Global Citizenship Discussion, (CS 131) Global perspectives on knowledge, skills and values needed for a just and sustainable world


Friday, November 16th

9:30-10:30 AM

2:30-3:30 PM

Cultural Performances by the American Culture and

Language Institute students (CA Starbucks Café)




NOVA receives Department of State Grant to offer Study Abroad courses in Brazil!

This award granted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will allow NOVA to increase its study abroad capacity by establishing a program in an institutionally strategic part of the world in the hopes of attracting a broad interest among both students and faculty.

 NOVA has chosen to develop this program in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goias (IFG) in Brazil and will focus on creating two pilot programs in Environmental Studies and Portuguese language.  Both study abroad courses will be offered during the Spring 2014 and 2015 semesters with travel to Brazil taking place at the end of the semester.

Be on the lookout for more details on how to register for these courses in the coming year!