Due to the worldwide COVID-19 situation, UVA Global First will not run its Fall 2020 programs. As one of our flagship education abroad offerings for students, we look forward to resuming operations in Fall 2021 for the entering class. For students entering UVA this year (Fall 2020), there will be many opportunities to study abroad during your UVA degree program. Visit UVA Education Abroad for more information.

Students Admitted to UVA's College of Arts & Sciences can now
Begin Their UVA Experience in
a New and Exciting Way!

Join a select group of students and enhoy the life-changing experiences of study abroad in your first semester!

Whether you chose to spend your first semester in London or Valencia, UVA Global First offers you a compelling classroom experience with a hands-on exploration of the history, cultures, politics, and architecture of your host city.


UVA London First

Global Cultures in a World City

Begin your studies at Regent's University London; Directed by Professor Michael Levenson.

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UVA Valencia First

A UVA tradition now open to new first-year and transfer students.

Begin your studies in Spain and select either the Pre-health Track OR the Language & Culture Track; Directed by Professor Herbert Braun.

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