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Study Abroad

Are you an Avila student interested in earning academic credit while studying abroad in a different country? Through partnerships with Webster University, Butler University, and CIEE, students have the opportunity to take major and core courses during short-term, semester-long, or summer abroad timeframes in any of over 90 countries. Students interested in information on study abroad opportunities should contact the program director, Kelly Watson via email or call 816.501.3645 
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Student Exchange Program

Spread your wings a little. The Sisters of St. Joseph College Consortium Student Exchange program offers students the opportunity to expand their horizons at one or more of the eight member institutions, across the country from Long Island to Los Angeles. To learn more about what a semester or a year at one of our sister colleges can offer you, as well as eligibility, approval and deadline dates, contact the Registration and Student Records Office at 816.501.2410. 
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KCASE (Kansas City Area Student Exchange)

Kansas City is brimming with options. That’s why the KCASE program allows students enrolled for at least 12 hours at Avila to take one course per semester at most colleges belonging to KASE. No additional tuition is required, but extra fees for labs or special courses may apply. Enrolling in KCASE requires written permission of your advisor and the Registrar. For additional information, contact the Registration and Student Records Office at 816.501.2410.
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The Washington Center

Avila has joined forces with the Washington Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit, to open doors in the private and public sector for students. If you’re interested in the inner workings of our nation’s capital, consider applying for a semester-long internship where it all happens. You could end up working at Congress, the Justice Department, the State Department or the National Endowment for the Humanities. You can also participate in current events seminars that last anywhere from one to three weeks.
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Avila Study/Enrichment Tours

Nothing teaches you about different places of the world like being there. That’s why Avila faculty members lead national and international tours every year. It’s a great way to add depth to what you’ve learned on campus while earning academic credit. Alumni and friends of Avila are also welcome. Find the right tour for you by checking schedules in the Academic Affairs Office. For additional information about upcoming tours, contact the Academic Affairs Office at 816.501.3759. 
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Dual High School-College Credit

You can get started before you even get here. You can earn transfer credit for courses taken through dual high school-college programs, as long as the college is an accredited, degree-granting institution. We evaluate each course to ensure that it meets general education, program major or elective requirements. If you want credit for what you’ve already accomplished, start the process by sending an official college transcript to the Avila University Registration and Student Records Office. For any additional information, contact the Registration and Student Records Office at 816.501.2410.
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The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

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NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

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