Your pathway to Bucknell University starts overseas!

Successfully complete your first semester studying abroad with Bison Abroad before continuing at Bucknell to complete your degree.

Verto Provides A Transformative,
Global Academic Experience

Study overseas with fellow Bucknell University students.

Earn Bucknell transferable credit for your general education requirements.

Stay on track to graduate from Bucknell University on time.

Ready to complete your interest form? Click here to start!

Expand your horizons before coming home to Bucknell

When you study overseas, you are fully immersed in the destination—you build a deeper personal connection to a place and its people.

Rigorous courses are delivered by Verto’s Academic Provider, the University of New Haven. All class sizes are capped at 25 students and focus on experiential education, including hands-on projects, field trips, and service learning.

The credits you earn while overseas fulfill general education requirements at Bucknell and transfer seamlessly.

Program Requirements
Starting with Verto
Your application to Bucknell University pre-qualified you to join us in Fall 2023. To officially enroll at Verto and our Academic Provider:
Submit a final high school transcript
Maintain a minimum 2.5 high school GPA
To continue with Bucknell
Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
Complete 12 credits or more of coursework
Where
Can I Study Abroad?
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Florence, Italy
  • Seville, Spain
  • Turrialba, Costa Rica

Fall Dates Late August - Mid December

Accommodations Included for all locations

Meal plans vary by location

Academics 12-17 college credits from UNewHaven

Tuition $19,500-$29,000 USD

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Find your inspiration in Buenos Aires’ vibrant culture, dynamic pace of life, and welcoming people.

Accommodations: Local Homestay
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Mid January - Mid May
Tuition: $19,500
Areas of Study:
STEM
Language Arts
Social Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Natural Sciences
Mathematics

Prague

Czech Republic

Walk to class along cobblestone streets and medieval castles in this European city straight out of a fairy tale.

Accommodations: Student Residence & Apartment Housing
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Coming for Spring 2024
Tuition: $19,500 USD
Areas of Study:
STEM
Social Sciences
Language Arts
Arts & Humanities
Natural Sciences
Mathematics

London

United Kingdom

Dive into a never-ending list of parks, museums, and restaurants in London’s fast-paced urban environment.

Accommodations: Apartment-Style Housing
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Mid January - Mid May
Tuition: $29,000 USD
Areas of Study:
STEM
Social Sciences
Langauge Arts
Natural Sciences
Mathematics
Arts & Humanities

Florence

Italy

Italy’s artistic treasures, culinary traditions, and centuries-old history make Florence the perfect classroom for foodies, fashionistas, artists, and history buffs.

Accommodations: Shared Apartment
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Mid January - Mid May
Tuition: $23,000 USD
Areas of Study:
STEM
Natural Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Language Arts

Seville

Spain

Soak up the passionate energy of Seville through its delicious food, world-class art, dynamic history, and rich traditions.

Accommodations: Local Homestay or Student Residence
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Mid January - Mid May
Tuition: $19,500 USD
Areas of Study:
STEM
Language Arts
Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

Turrialba

Costa Rica

Nestled in the heart of the rainforest, your expansive campus home in Costa Rica is a world of its own. Soak up the “pura vida” lifestyle through classroom teachings and academic excursions to Volcan Turrialba, the BriBri indigenous communty, coffee agricultural farms, and more.

Accommodations: Dorm Room Co-living
Fall Dates: Late August - Mid December
Spring Dates: Mid January - Mid May
Tuition: $19,500 USD
Areas of Study:
STEM
Language Arts
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Mathematics
Arts & Humanities
Verto Financial Support

Verto Opportunity Grant
Up to $14,000 based on family income

**Verto Opportunity Grant cannot be combined with any other Verto funding support or discounts.

Verto Scholars Award
$5,000 to all incoming students with a 3.5 GPA

Additional Resources
529 College Funds
Private loans
External scholarships

Sarah Ranaldi, Verto Alum
"I have also always wanted to travel so Verto was the perfect opportunity! I really loved my admissions counselor, she was amazing to work with and so patient. I feel as though this is one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve made so many great memories."
Connor Fox-Moore, Verto Alum
"I've learned so much about myself already and I'm only a month into my semester! The summer before my senior year I was unsure about what I really wanted to do, and when I heard about Verto I thought this would be a great way to figure myself out while also staying on track to graduate in four years. I love the atmosphere—staff and professors are so open and really care about how you're doing."
Ashley S. Islas, Verto Alum
"My favorite thing about Verto is the guidance and help we get every step of the way. The Verto Community is truly like no other. I knew college was my next step after graduation, but I spent my entire senior year stressing about where to go. Verto Education combined my two next goals; travel and further my education. "
Lilliana Tuchrello, Verto Alum
"I really wanted a chance to get out there and see the world and with Verto, and I am surrounded by people who want the same thing as me. Being able to travel while also taking college classes for credits is definitely worth it rather than starting college in a traditional way."
Upcoming
Events
Verto Information Session
Thursdays, every 3 weeks

Join us for a deep dive into how a first year abroad works and speak directly with Verto experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your tuition includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All scheduled events
  • Books and additional course materials
  • Travel Medical insurance
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival to abroad location

Your tuition does not include:

  • Airfare to/from the abroad location at the beginning and the end of the semester
  • Flight/Travel insurance
  • In-country airfare, accommodation, or transportation outside of Verto experience 
  • Souvenirs, optional activities, and personal expenses
  • Passport and visa related expenses

*Meal plans are included in the price for some but not all of our locations. Please see each location page for the specific details.

All abroad courses are delivered by our Academic Partner, the University of New Haven, and are pre-articulated with Bucknell University—so your credits earned abroad will transfer pending your final abroad grades (see Program Requirements above)! While enrolling for your abroad experience, students will receive a university specific course registration guide with information about course transferability during course registration. Verto works closely with academic partners to make the transfer process as smooth as possible. Verto provides ongoing academic advising throughout the process. Reach out to your Admissions Counselor for more details.

Yes! On your college abroad experience you will earn general education credits, delivered by the University of New Haven, just like you would a semester on campus. We understand that requirements for majors can vary. By taking an average of 15 credits per abroad semester you can set yourself up for an on-time graduation.

Verto Education takes the health and well-being of our participants seriously.

We’ve developed stages of planning to address the specific concern of COVID-19. Please read about our COVID-19 safety plan here.https://vertoeducation.org/safety/

We have comprehensive risk management and crisis response processes and protocols and go to great lengths to educate and train our leaders in emergency preparedness and response.

Verto participants traveling to any of our international destinations will be provided with travel health coverage through Cultural Insurances Service International (CISI) included as part of their experience cost. This travel health insurance, specifically designed for students, provides coverage for the duration of studying abroad. Verto partners with AXA Travel Assist to provide emergency evacuations, medical evacuation or repatriation for all Verto participants. Learn more about CISI travel insurance and AXA Travel Assist

We, at Verto Education, align our vaccination policies to comply with local government laws. Please review our Verto Vaccination Policy and our Health and Safety Planning for up-to-date information.  

Before departure, Verto will help connect you with resources for specific regional information and travel consultation. We recommend reviewing these resources and discussing upcoming travel plans with your physician. 

Students will have access to internet service in their housing accommodation, as well as at the Verto Study Center. All students are required to have a working cell phone with the ability to make and receive voice calls. For details on how to prepare your cell phone for abroad usage please visit our Location Resources page

Verto encourages students to inform their family member(s) or caregiver in the U.S. once they’ve arrived in-country to their abroad location. From there, students & families should set personal expectations regarding frequency of communication throughout the semester. 

Participants and families will have access to our 24-hour emergency phone line for urgent immediate assistance. Each Verto abroad location has a unique emergency phone number that students will receive closer to their departure time.

Any location of your choosing:

    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Turrialba, Costa Rica
    • London, England
    • Florence, Italy
    • Prague, Czech Republic
    • Seville, Spain

We can accommodate participants 17 to 22 years old, however, most participants are between 18 and 20 years old. 

Minimum age requirements vary by location: 

  • Buenos Aires & London: must be 18 by program start date
  • Costa Rica: must be 17 by program start date
  • Prague: must be 17 by May 15th for fall semesters and by October 1st for spring semesters
  • Florence & Seville: must be 18 by June 1st for fall semesters and by October 1st for spring semesters

In addition to meeting age requirements, your passport must be valid for 6 months-1 year after the program end date.

Confirm Your Interest Form, chat with your Senior Admissions Counselor, and submit a $500 deposit to Verto Education.

In order to successfully matriculate at Bucknell, you will need to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and a 12 credit hours during your semester with Verto Education.

Participants are required to submit a $500 enrollment deposit to Bucknell University. The payment deadline for this deposit can be found in your offer letter. 

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