Global Experiences

The Batten Honors College believes that environmental stewardship and leadership are global endeavors. In order to better understand the interconnected nature of human existence and its impact on the globe, all honors students are required to complete a global residency requirement. In consultation with the Dean of the Batten Honors College, Director of Global Engagement, and major advisor, students develop a plan that aligns with their academic, professional, and personal goals. Students are recommended to study abroad during their sophomore or junior years.

The BHC offers grants to aid in completing the Global Residency Requirement. Grants must be applied for through the Dean’s Office. Grants are applied on a case-by-case basis and depend on a number of factors including: cost of travel to the study away campus, visa fees, tuition, and other potential expenses. Some study away programs and opportunities may have additional costs.

Devin Calpo enjoying nature in Nijmegen, The Netherlands - February 2022 (Selfie))

Devin Calpo '23
Majors: Biology, Earth and Environmental Science
Minor: Environmental Studies
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

ISEP - Radboud University

Criofan Shaw at the Bloemerstaat Bus Stop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands - February 2022 (Selfie)

Criofan Shaw ‘23
Major: Psychology
Minors: Theater, Business

Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

ISEP - Radboud University

Abby Peterson at the Eastgate Clock in Chester, England - January 2022 (Taken by Hannah Schafer)

Abby Peterson ‘23
Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry, Political Science, History
Location: Chester, UK

ISEP - University of Chester

Melina Cabral at the Biblioteca General on the Universidad de Murcia Espinardo Campus - January 2022 (Taken by Kari Evans)

Melina Cabral ‘23
Major: Business
Minor: Hispanic Studies

Location: Murcia, Spain

ISEP - Universidad de Murcia

Divinity Richardson at the University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia - February 2022 (Selfie)

Divinity Richardson ‘23
Major: Earth and Environmental Science
Minor: Environmental Studies
Location: Tartu, Estonia

ISEP - University of Tartu

Jason at King John’s Castle, Limerick, Ireland, January 2020. Photograph by Jason Brugman.

Jason Brugman '21
Political Science and Religious Studies
Limerick, Ireland
ISA - University of Limerick

Mallory taking in the view at Arachova, Boeotia, Greece, January 2020. Photograph by Emily Salmone.

Mallory Langford '21
Biology and Psychology
Athens, Greece
ISA - The American College of Greece

Justin Lee - Sigma Nu Chapter House - April 2021 (Taken by Kenneth Henry)

Justin Lee ‘22
Earth and Environmental Science
Joensuu, Finland
ISEP - University of Eastern Finland

Kayleen in a Guava Tree, La Finca Monteverde, Costa Rica, February 7, 2020. Photograph by Morgan Maccione.

Kayleen Meinen '21
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Los Angeles de Atenas, Costa Rica
School for Field Studies (SFS)

Meghan Pease in City Park, Bradford, England - September 2021 (Photo Taken by Taylor)

Meghan Pease ‘22
Chemistry and Psychology
Bradford, England
ISEP - University of Bradford

Asha at the Aburi Botanical Garden, Aburi, Ghana, January 2020. Photograph by Michael Spencer.

Asha Richards '21
International Studies and Political Science
Accra, Ghana
School for International Training (SIT)

Brianna at the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, January 2020. Photograph by Brianna Sandy.

Brianna Sandy '21
Political Science
Rabat, Morocco and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
School for International Training (SIT)

Audrey Bally '21

Audrey Bally '21
Mathematics and Political Science
Tokyo, Japan
Rikkyo University

Virginia Wesleyan University’s Global Scholars Program provides semester study abroad options with our exchange partners in more than 50 countries. Applications are accepted for the fall or spring semesters.

The Global Scholars Program offers Virginia Wesleyan University students the ability to receive credit toward their major, minor, or general education requirements while living and studying in another part of the world for an entire semester. Students may study abroad, for either the fall or spring semester, starting their second year and may select from a wide variety of programs. All students undergo special advising and must receive approval from their VWU major advisors and the Registrar’s Office to ensure that courses taken while studying abroad will fulfill VWU degree requirements.