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Study Abroad

Make the world your classroom! Travel with FVTC around the world to Belize, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Jamaica and more. Earn credits as you expand your world view and immerse yourself in the language of culture.

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs 

Language Immersion Programs

International Professional Field Study

Scheduled Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Programs: 

Other opportunities may become available, check with Global Education for more details.

Summer, Semester and Academic Year Study Abroad

  • FVTC is currently an ISEP-Direct Member. Students are eligible to participate in ISEP-Direct programs only. 
  • FVTC is also a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP).  ICISP Study Abroad Programs
    • Spain
    • Ireland
    • France
    • Costa Rica
    • England
    • Austria

Interested in applying for a study abroad program?

Email Samantha Rosario ( in the Global Education & Services Department for an application.

Need a passport?


Learn more about the passport application process.

Study Abroad Funding

Financial Aid

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.


The Global Education & Services 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.

Payment Plan

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.

For More Information

Aaron Gorenc
Global Education & Services 


Global Studies Programs