Semesters Abroad

Start College Differently

Overview

How do you imagine your first year of college?

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 – when the world is your classroom, your growth is limitless. We offer students accredited, globally-focused semesters designed to help students achieve a more rewarding first year of college. Our curriculum is based on the principles of experiential education to help students gain life experience and academic success as they explore the globe.

Perhaps there’s a specific area of the world that calls to you. Perhaps you’re exploring a potential major or you have an academic focus in mind. No matter which path you choose, Verto students are teamed up with Program Leaders, Academic Success Coaches, and faculty dedicated to supporting and mentoring students during the semester.

We encourage you to explore our different semesters below and speak with our Verto Admissions Counselors who can help determine whether a Verto semester is the best first year of college for you and your goals. We’d love to get to know you and help you design a meaningful four year plan for college. Let’s get started!

Year-Long Programs

2 Semesters • 32 College Credits

Change the World

International Honors Program

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 • 27-31 College Credits

Global Impact Year

HYBRID SEMESTER + SEMESTER ABROAD = GLOBAL IMPACT YEAR

First Semester Course Options:

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

Campus Semesters Abroad

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits

England

Campus Semester in London

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

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

Semester Course Options:

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

Field Semesters Abroad

12 Weeks • 16 College Credits

Latin America

Costa Rica & The Dominican Republic

Semester Course Options:

  • Spanish Language
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • International Development
  • Modern Latin American History

13 Weeks • 16 College Credits

South Pacific

Fiji, New Zealand & Australia

Semester Course Options:

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

13 Weeks • 16 College Credits

United States

Hawaii

Semester Course Options:

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

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