An Affordable & Accredited 1st-Year Education

Verto offers the only international first-year experience that partners with colleges to give full class credits so you can graduate in four years.

Guaranteed Admission to Partner Colleges

Once accepted into Verto, you are guaranteed acceptance into at least one of Verto’s partner schools with a reserved enrollment spot the following spring or fall.

An Immersive, International Education Experience

Programs are designed to foster self-discovery through journaling, mindfulness training, mentorship, service learning programs and a homestay experience.

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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

The Verto Education program is built on the premise that not all students need to (or should) take the same linear path to earning their college degree – that the world offers these amazing experiential education opportunities that too few take advantage of.

Better yet, Verto uniquely partners with a number of U.S. and international colleges to provide legitimate, transferable* college credits so that our programs’ participants can stay on a 4-year graduation timeline.

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Experiential Education Abroad

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

While the locations, program focuses and individual experiences are different, the attention to detail, participant safety, education, and the overall value of the experiences are not.

Explore Our Semester Abroad Experiences

Semester Options Abroad

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Campus Semesters

  • Structured so that students will create their own study schedule during the week and have the weekend to explore
  • Students will have opportunities to meet locals by joining student groups and clubs
  • Half and full-day excursions planned by Verto staff
  • Students are permitted to plan independent weekend travel pending submission of travel form to Verto staff

Field Semesters

  • Structured so that students become closely connected and create a strong sense of community
  • “Traveling classroom” in which students learn where they are
  • Homestay and immersive fieldwork facilitate unique integration opportunities in the local community
  • Field activities planned by staff
  • Independent travel is not permitted; group travel and excursions scheduled throughout

Campus Semesters Abroad

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits

England

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

Italy

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

Spain

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

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits

Costa Rica

Campus STEM Semester in San José

Explore Our Costa Rica STEM Semester

Semester Course Options:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Rhetoric & Composition

Field Semesters Abroad

2 Semesters • 28-32 College Credits

Global Impact Year

HYBRID SEMESTER + SEMESTER ABROAD = GLOBAL IMPACT YEAR

Explore the Global Impact Year

First Semester Academic Focus:

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

13 Weeks • 16 College Credits

South Pacific

FIELD SEMESTER IN FIJI, NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA

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

FIELD SEMESTER IN HAWAII

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

June 8, 2020

VERTO EDUCATION’S FALL PROGRAMMING SCENARIO PLAN

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. If any institution is safely running an in-person semester of college this year, it will be Verto Education.
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June 16, 2020

Day in the Life on a Verto Semester: Fiji

Fall 2019 Verto students in Fiji participate in a community celebration in Fiji Whether it’s the shift from lecture-based classrooms to experiential learning, or hearing from locals instead of from a textbook, Verto programs are designed based on the belief that learning should ignite passion and joy. While all this talk of getting college credit…