Each summer the University of Virginia offers a rich selection of courses to over four thousand students through its Summer Session. Many of these courses are not available during the academic year. Dates for the main sessions of Summer Session 2021 are:
Session 1 – May 24 – June 18
Session 2 – June 21– July 17
Session 3 – July 19– August 13
Eight Week Session: June 21–August 13
In addition to these main sessions, students may choose from several short-term Summer Session classes. Dates and details for these programs may be found on the Summer Session website.
Students register for courses through SIS, just as they do for fall and spring semesters. Enrollment appointments for undergraduate students begin April 12th. Students may continue to enroll up to the first day of class.
Please visit the Summer Session website for more information. Contact the Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs by email at [email protected].
University of Virginia Career Center
UVA Career Center provides career counseling/coaching services and a multitude of career programs and informational resources for all UVA students. UVA Career Center is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
General Office Hours
Make an Appointment
Make an appointment with a career counselor or pre-health and law advisor to discuss major or career choices, resume and cover letter writing techniques, internship and job search strategies, complete a mock interview or to interpret your Strong Interest Inventory or Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment results.
• Schedule an appointment online through Handshake
• Call (434) 924-8900
• Stop by Bryant Hall to schedule an appointment at the front desk
Health and Law Professions Advising
UVA Career Center provides advising to all students planning to apply to law school or a health professional school (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.). Individual appointments are available for each by calling 924-8900. Group programs/panels are offered for both areas each semester so check our web calendar details.
UVA Career Center offers several assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory for a minimal fee. These instruments provide a concrete starting point for identifying careers (or majors) to explore or a launching point for a job or internship search. Both of these instruments provide examples of academic areas and student activities that relate to the students’ attributes.
Career Exploration Workshops
If you're interested in participating, log in to Handshake to request to register for an upcoming workshop
Students can talk with employers and/or graduate- and professional-school representatives to learn more about a multitude of career fields, internships, jobs, or graduate programs. Examples include: Spring Job & Internship Fair (February); Government & Non-Profit Career Expo (February); Professional & Graduate School Fair (September); Fall Job & Internship Fair (October).
Handshake is the ultimate recruiting platform for students! Handshake is where all types of employers put their greatest opportunities and look for UVA students. It's where you can find UVA career resources, apply for jobs, schedule appointments and register for career events.
• Explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities.
• Connect with great companies.
• Learn about your career options.
International Studies Office
Thinking about studying abroad? Plan ahead! Take a look at https://educationabroad.virginia.edu/engage-uva-education-abroad to find new international opportunities and information.
Applications are open for Spring 2021 Virtual Global Internship Programs! UVA Global Internships/Education Abroad and Global Studies are excited to be welcoming applications for two virtual academic internship programs during the Spring semester. Internship projects will relate to a range of fascinating global issues, including: land and labor rights, education reform, women’s empowerment, sustainable agriculture, consumer branding, micro-enterprises, and more. See https://educationabroad.virginia.edu/spring-2021-virtual-internship-prog... for more; applications are due November 1.
J Term Courses with a Global Focus
The below-listed courses are those identified as having a global focus, from the listing of January Term courses available here: https://januaryterm.virginia.edu/courses
African Languages and Literatures – AAS 2559
French for Diplomacy – FREN 3559
Topics in Cultural Studies (Currents of Change: Artistic and Social Movements in 20th/21st Century France, Quebec, and the Caribbean) – FREN 4585
Environment, Health, and Development in Africa – GSGS 2211
Global Challenges, Local Responses – GSGS 2559
Arts Activism, Liberated Spaces and Creative Economies at The Black Power Station – GSGS 4559
Community Organizing, Public Health, South Africa – GSGS 4559
Political and Social Thought in Modern China – HIEA 3141
Why Did They Kill? Interpreting Genocide and Its Perpetrators – HIST 2559
Accelerated First-Year Japanese – JAPN 1559
Bollywood and Beyond: Media, Culture, and Politics in Contemporary India – MDST XXX
Post--Soviet Political Challenges: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, Separatism and Irredentism Politics – PLCP 3240
Introduction to African Philosophy – RELA 3559
Buddhist Meditation Traditions – RELB XXXX
Devotional Poetry: Religion and Literature – RELIG 2559
The Dark Side of the Twentieth Century: Between Auschwtz and the Gulag – SLAV 2250
Intermediate Spanish – SPAN 2021
Advanced Intermediate Spanish – SPAN 2020
Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present) – SPAN 3410
Latin American Culture and Civilization – SPAN 4700
Modern Spanish Art – SPAN 4709
On Haj with Ibn Jubay: Reconstructing the 12th Century Mediterranean – ARH 3103
International Business – COMM 3845
The Culture of Rivers – ANTH 2590
The Design of Protest – PLAN 3500
Propaganda and Post-Truth Politics – RELG 3559
PLANNING: Academic advisors play a key role in helping students determine when a student can study abroad. Some degree requirements and academic policies determine what courses students may take during a particular semester and what courses can be taken off-Grounds. The ISO encourages students to plan early and meet with their academic advisor to “project” the best time to study abroad. Even if students do not broach the topic of study abroad with you, mentioning the idea may be helpful as students may not know how to get started with the process. Furthermore, they may perceive that study abroad is “not for them,” or that opportunities are not available within their major thus dismissing the possibility all together. Please encourage students to complete the online Education Abroad Workshop, and meet with an Education Abroad Advisor if they have specific questions.
MAJOR ADVISING SHEETS: The Education Abroad Advisors work with departments to identify education abroad programs that have strong curricular matches with UVA majors, through course equivalencies and/or by providing courses that are not offered on Grounds. The Education Abroad Major Advising Sheets are a result of these efforts. These serve as a starting point for students to find programs targeted to that discipline. The programs listed on the Sheets were chosen with the department’s requirements and student interests in mind. The ISO will continue to add Education Abroad Major Advising Sheets to the website as they are completed with departmental support. If there is not yet one available for your department and you are interested in helping the ISO create one, please contact the ISO at [email protected].
REFLECTION: When advising students who have already studied abroad, consider discussing ways to incorporate their international experience into on-Grounds coursework and draw further connections between their time abroad with their academic and future career endeavors. Additionally, many students experience challenges readjusting to the U.S. and UVA, particularly after a semester or year away, as they grapple with new perceptions of society and the world. Whether or not students voice difficulties, encourage them to contact the Education Abroad Team, attend reentry programs, and take advantage of opportunities to share their experience with others. For example, students can apply to be an Intern, and participate in the annual Lessons from Abroad conference.
Multiple Exchange opportunities around the world
Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)
The Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) is the office on grounds responsible for determining eligibility and implementing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. The Center also provides initial screening evaluations for any student experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit the SDAC website for full details about policies and services available.
Information for Students
Should you have (or have been previously diagnosed as having) any learning, physical or psychological condition which may require accommodation at the University of Virginia please notify the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC). These impairments may include, but are not limited to, impaired vision, hearing, mobility; a specific learning disorder; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); or a mental health disorder. Students can apply for services online, and are expected to have supporting documentation. If you are not sure if you have a disability, or simply want to find out more information about SDAC, you can indicate that in your application.
After the student has applied for services, they are assigned to an SDAC Advisor. The Advisor will reach out to the student via email to schedule an intake and eligibility appointment. If a student is eligible for services, faculty will be notified of appropriate accommodations via email.
Information for Faculty
The faculty is a vital part of the accommodations process. Faculty are often the first person at the University to whom student’s disclose their condition, and therefore refer a lot of students to SDAC. To facilitate that process, students can apply for SDAC services online, even during the course of your conversation with them. Faculty are also granted an account on the SDAC online portal, where they can see a listing of students who have disclosed their disability status in their courses, see who has signed up to take an exam in the SDAC, or see what notes are being shared by a peer notetaker.
The faculty section of the SDAC website has useful information for faculty, such as a sample syllabi statement and descriptions of common accommodations, and how they may be implemented in courses. Faculty members who have concerns about a requested accommodation are encouraged to contact the student’s SDAC Advisor.
SDAC is located in the Department of Student Health at 400 Brandon Avenue. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during semester breaks and the summer sessions. For detailed information about services and policies, including guidelines and forms for documentation, see the SDAC web site. To contact SDAC, call (434) 243-5180 or send them an email.