The Office of International Programs offers foreign study programs for academic credit through the VMI Summer Session. In addition, VMI-affiliated programs such as the Virginia Program at Oxford (VPO) will also be available. For more information on study abroad programs please contact:
Mrs. Patricia Hardin
Office of International Programs
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES APPLY TO ALL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS:
The application deadlines for the French Language Program, China, Germany, and Math in Paris and Berlin are 1 February 2016;
Morocco is 5 February 2016;
Spain is 15 February 2016;
Central Europe, Belize, and Bolivia programs are 28 February 2016;
Canada is 1 March 2016.
A non-refundable $250 deposit is due by 12 February, with full payment due no later than 15 March 2016.
The Oxford program application process is handled separately. Contact Professor Duncan Richter for Oxford program information.
Unless stated otherwise, students currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited university or college are eligible to apply. Applicants from other universities should include a faculty letter of recommendation, an official transcript, and a short essay outlining the applicant's personal and academic goals for the program, along with the application.
All fees listed are preliminary and are subject to approval by the VMI Board of Visitors. Program dates may change slightly due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case the program director will work closely with participants to ensure that there is no adverse impact on their participation in the program.
Check the website at www.vmi.edu/studyabroad for more information and application materials.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy: Refunds for study abroad programs are made only after all relevant accounts are cleared and any recoverable funds have been credited to VMI. Upon determination and approval by the Director of the VMI Summer Session, a refund of recoverable funds will be issued as follows:
If a student withdraws between the program fee payment due date and the date the program is scheduled to begin overseas, only recoverable funds, less a $500 administrative charge, are refundable.
If a student withdraws at any time during the program, there will be no academic credit or refund.
If a student is suspended or expelled from the program for any reason, there will be no academic credit or refund.
REFUND POLICY: Exceptions to the refund policy are made only in extraordinary circumstances. Appeals may be made to the Tuition Appeals Committee upon written request to the VMI Comptroller, no later than 60 days after withdrawal from the program. Information: For more information about study abroad programs, please contact Mrs. Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 464-7421.
Applications are available online at www.vmi-oip.terradotta.com. Participation in these programs is contingent upon approval by the Program Director.