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We are excited that you are interested in Studying Abroad!

What a great way to:
Challenge yourself | Increase self-confidence | Experience a whole new way of life | Gain insight and appreciation for a new culture | AND learn something about yourself! The benefits of study abroad are as endless as the variety of programs James Madison University offers.

Not sure where to begin with your study abroad experience while personal contact is limited? This page will list some of the ways you can contact us and we can help you during this time.

1: Attend a Virtual Info Session

2: Complete the Study Abroad Advising Guide

3: Ask your questions or meet with an advisor

4: DON'T miss the virtual opportunities available to you!

1: Virtual Study Abroad Info

An important first step is learning what type of study abroad opportunities are open to you. Check out the virtual session we held for Choices in April. Here we go over some of the basics to help you get started.

Study Abroad YouTube or Study Abroad Facebook


Zoom Info session:
Join the session anytime between 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th!

Use this information to join: Click this ZOOM LINK

  • Meeting ID: 945 233 7545
  • Password: Global1
2: Study Abroad Planning Guide

There are many things to consider when planning your study abroad experience. The JMU Study Abroad Planning Guide was designed to equip students with the necessary resources to effectively plan their experience abroad. This guide has streamlined the study abroad planning stages to help make things a bit easier. Please complete this document before setting up an advising session.

3: Virtual Advising

For Spring 2020 - Remote Advising

"LIVE CHAT" with our advising team ONLINE until Walk-In advising resumes.

Times available until further notice:

  • Tuesdays        10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursdays       10 a.m.-12 p.m.

To initiate, please click on the “Chat with Us” icon at the bottom of the Info Sessions & Advising page.


Zoom Meeting - Email with your day/time availability and we can set up a time to meet with you.


Email us your questions to

Resuming Fall 2020:

Once you are back on campus, feel free to chat with our advising team. We have peer advisors from our Global Duke and Ambassador progam that will be excited to assist with any questions you may have. Walk-in advising will be held in the Center for Global Engagement on located on the 2nd floor of Madison Hall. Please check the hours below:

  • Tuesdays        10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays    10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursdays       10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2p.m.-4 p.m.
4: Virtual Internships or Study Abroad

Did you know... You can intern abroad remotely with companies based in Spain for JMU Credit!

New JMU program for summer 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. This unique opportunity allows students to work on a global level and yet stay local. An online internship can be done from anywhere, allowing students to have flexibility and freedom to work and gain professional experience JMremotely. Let us help you find an international internship in your potential field today!

CGE Virtual Internships in Spain

External Options: For other virtual opportunities, check out the links below and/or contact Donna Sharpes to help you sort through the options. A number of our affiliates are offering courses and internships in many parts of the world. These vary in location, field of study/experience and costs. Some External Program (transfer credit) options to get you started:

API - Courses and Internships
CAPA - Courses and Internships
CEA - Courses and Internships
CIEE - Courses and Internships

CIS Abroad - Courses and Internships
IES Abroad - Courses
ISA Abroad - Courses and Internships
TEAN Abroad - Internships

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