An Affordable & Accredited 1st-Year Education

Verto offers the only global first-year experience that partners with top colleges, so students can earn college credits and graduate in four years.

Guaranteed Admission to Partner Colleges

Once accepted into Verto, receive guaranteed acceptance into at least one of Verto's partner schools with reserved enrollment for the following spring or fall.

An Immersive, International Education Experience

Semesters are designed to foster self-discovery, academic growth, and personal transformation through mentorship, service learning, and cultural immersion.

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*Verto only partners with well-respected, fully-accredited universities and those partner schools give full credit for our programs as listed below. Attending another school? Like any college transfer, such as transferring from a 2-year to 4-year program, credit acceptance is at the discretion of the enrolling school. We’d be happy to make some calls for you.

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We help College-bound students find a more rewarding & experiential path to the same destination

Verto Education is founded on the premise that not all students need to (or should) take the same linear path to earning their college degree – that with the world as their classroom, experiential learning leads to exponential personal growth.

Better yet, Verto uniquely partners with a number of U.S. and international colleges to provide legitimate, transferable* college credits so that semester participants can graduate on a traditional four-year timeline.

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Our Programs

Experiential Education Abroad

Verto Education currently offers unique campus programs in Italy, Spain, England, and Hawaii, as well as field semester experiences traversing Latin America and the South Pacific.

While each semester’s focus and the individual experience can be different, Verto’s unparalleled dedication to student safety, effective programming, and educational value remain the same.

Explore Our Semester Abroad Experiences

Semester Options Abroad

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Campus Semesters

  • Structured similarly to a traditional college experience, with set class time and students responsible for their own study schedule
  • Students can meet locals by joining student groups and clubs or engaging with the host community throughout the semester
  • Half and full-day excursions planned by Verto staff to explore the city and the region’s most incredible destinations
  • Students are permitted to plan independent weekend travel pending submission of travel form to Verto staff

Field Semesters

  • Structured to foster a strong sense of community between students, faculty, staff, and local hosts
  • “Traveling classroom” in which students learn as they travel with their faculty and staff
  • Homestay and fieldwork facilitate valuable cultural immersion, including opportunities to get “off the beaten path” and explore cultural nuance, historical context, and modern life in lesser known areas
  • Field activities planned by staff to complement coursework and explore the region
  • Independent travel is not permitted; group travel and excursions scheduled throughout

Year-Long Programs

2 Semesters • 24-32 College Credits

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International Honors Program

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Key Highlights:

  • Honors-Level Courses and Small Class Sizes
  • Career Readiness and Leadership Development Course
  • Guaranteed Summer Internship
  • Extended Homestay Experience
  • Dedicated 1:1 Coaching and Academic Mentorship

2 Semesters • 28-32 College Credits

Global Impact Year


Explore the Global Impact Year

First Semester Academic Focus:

  • Global Health
  • Truth and American Politics
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Rhetoric & Composition

Campus Semesters Abroad

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits


Campus Semester in London

Explore Our England Semester

Semester Course Options:

  • International Business
  • Politics of Britain & Europe
  • Identity, Politics, & Equity
  • European History
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • World Literature

15 Weeks • 16 College Credits


Campus Semester in Milan

Explore Our Italy Semester

Semester Course Options:

  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • World Literature
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • International Development
  • Leonardo da Vinci in Renaissance Milan
  • Reading Milan and Italian Cities: Place-making and Cultural Resources

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits


Campus Semester in Madrid

Explore Our Spain Semester

Semester Course Options:

  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Economics within the European Union
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • World Literature

Field Semesters Abroad

13 Weeks • 16 College Credits

South Pacific


Explore Our South Pacific Semester

Semester Academic Focus:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Identity, Politics, & Equity
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • World Literature
  • Environmental Science

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits

Latin America

FIELD SEMESTER IN Costa Rica & The Dominican Republic

Explore Our Latin America Semester

Semester Academic Focus:

  • Spanish Language
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Global Health
  • International Development
  • Modern Latin American History

13 Weeks • 16 College Credits

United States


Explore Our Hawaii Semester

Semester Academic Focus:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • World Literature
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Identity, Politics, & Equity
  • Environmental Science

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From the blog

A Collection of Field Notes

October 14th, 2020


Our guarantee is to always put the safety of our students first, to provide the best 1st-year college experience in the world, and to innovate within higher education. We are open and transparent with our scenario planning to ensure students, families, counselors, and university partners have the necessary insight to make educated decisions to best fit each student’s individual situation.
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