As a member college in The College Consortium for International Studies, Naugatuck Valley Community College may enroll students in institutions of higher education in the following countries:
Semester abroad programs
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- New Zealand
Admission to Study Abroad
Students are evaluated for admission to academic studies abroad according to their academic ability, maturity, motivation, and potential adaptability to a foreign culture. They have usually completed their first year of college. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is required, and letters of recommendation must be secured from professors who know the student.
Credits, Transcripts, Costs
Students register at Naugatuck Valley Community College and pay the appropriate tuition and fees. Upon successful completion of the formal courses abroad, each student receives a transcript from the college reflecting grades achieved and credits earned.
Most courses taken abroad transfer readily to four-year institutions. A full semester of courses usually earns fifteen (15) credits. Summer session earns six (6) to nine (9) credits. Total program costs range from $4250 to $9000, depending on the country selected. Financial aid is available to qualified students.
For Further Information
Complete details about host institutions abroad, what is covered by the total program cost, and application materials may be obtained from Dr. Mirvit Muca in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division.