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Study Abroad

Film is an international art form, and the film studies faculty strongly encourages study abroad among its majors and minors. Film studies students who study abroad report that the program is enriched through time spent living and learning in another culture.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the major’s core courses at the University of Richmond:

•    FMST 201 Introduction to Film Studies

•    FMST 202 Introduction to Film Production

•    FMST 400 Research Seminar

Only in exceptional circumstances can these core courses be taken while students are abroad. Please see the Film Studies Coordinator with any questions about individual courses.

Transfer Credit for Study Abroad

Students petitioning to receive either field-of-study or elective credit for a film course taken abroad must email the Film Studies Coordinator and provide a detailed syllabus that includes a description of the materials studied and the assignments. In certain cases, the coordinator may ask to see papers and other work completed in addition to the syllabus.

Recommended Programs

The following list contains study abroad programs/exchanges with established film studies programs. Other programs may offer individual film courses for which the film studies faculty will grant credit on a case-by-case basis. Students who are interested in other programs are strongly encouraged to meet with the Film Studies Coordinator to discuss their options. To explore these and other programs, including summer programs, internships and semester programs in other locations, as well as information on financial aid, scholarships and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: Dutch, English, French
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Europe)
Brussels, Belgium (Europe)
Lisbon, Portugal (Europe)
Paris, France (Europe)
Prague, Czech Republic (Europe)
Rennes, France (Europe)
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Madrid, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Copenhagen, Denmark (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Locations:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: French
Locations:
Lausanne, Switzerland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Norwich, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Coventry, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bridgetown, Barbados (Caribbean)
Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)

Film Studies Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Abigail Cheever for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu