Study Abroad

For registration, deadlines, and more information about these and other VCU study abroad program please visit the Office of International Education's website at:

The History Department is pleased to offer 2 programs as part of our global outreach initiative. They are the Summer Study Abroad to learn about Atlantic history and culture in Barbados, and the American Studies Program - China which offers Chinese students a cultural immersion experience at historical and cultural sites in Virginia as well as New York City. Additional information about each opportunity is below. 

Barbados: Atlantic History & Culture Summer Study Abroad

The Office of International Education, the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to study on-site in Barbados. The program will highlight the historical and cultural heritage of the Caribbean at a festive time in Barbados (the Crop Over festival) when the island is in the midst of celebrating its African cultural traditions through music and dance. Lectures will be held at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies. . 

Program Director: Bernard Moitt, Ph.D. Email:

American Studies Program - China

2019 will be the 15th year of the American Studies Program. Launched in 2005, the American Studies Program (ASP) was designed for Chinese students who already have a strong command of English but want to test their English ability in a real-life university environment. ASP is a four-week academic/cultural immersion program that includes lectures from university professors and tours of local cultural and heritage sites.  The program is located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.  The city of Richmond is centrally located on the east coast of the U.S., thus allowing the program to incorporate visits to historic JamestownColonial WilliamsburgVirginia BeachMonticelloWashington DC, and New York City. Click here for additional information about the American Studies Program - China

Program Director: John Herman, Ph.D. Email: