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Welcome to the Global Education Office

  • summerburg

    In Blacksburg for the summer? 

    Visit us to learn more about study abroad opportunities. Students and families welcome!
  • Fulbright student competition

    U.S. Fulbright Student Competition 

    The 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Student competition is now open. Contact Betty Anderson for more information.
  • Steger Center homepage

    Deans' Semester on Global Challenges

    The Deans' Semester on Global Challenges at the Steger Center in Switzerland invites students to tackle global issues in food, energy and water. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more here.
  • Program types

    What type of program is right for you?

    Faculty-led, bilateral exchange, direct-enroll, third-party -- the options to study abroad are endless. Learn more about each type here.

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Global Education in the News


Travel Alerts

Read up-to-the-minute travel and security information for U.S. citizens abroad. Go to alerts now. And don’t forget to register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if you are headed abroad or already overseas. Register now.


Travel alert for Europe
The Department of State has issued a Travel Alert due to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

US Department of Homeland Security Announces Aviation Security Enhancements
On March 21, 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced “enhanced security measures” affecting 10 specific airports.

Global Travel Policy 1070
In keeping with Virginia Tech’s ongoing efforts to optimize the preparedness and safety of Hokies traveling abroad, President Sands and the University Safety and Security Policy Committee recently approved substantial revisions to the university’s Global Travel Policy 1070.

Greetings From Abroad