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    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.
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    Leadership, Service, & Africana Studies in Ghana

    This brand new program is taking off in Summer 2017. Leadership, Service, & Africana Studies in Ghana is 6 ½ weeks long for 6 credits and takes place in Tamale and Cape Coast. Click here for more information. 
  • funding opps

    Fund your study abroad experience

    Can funding make or break your study abroad dreams? Learn more about VT scholarships and non-VT funding opportunities.
  • 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.


Limited Walk-in Advising Hours
On the mornings of Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9, there will be limited walk-in advising hours. Please contact for questions.

State Department issues travel alert for Europe
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe.

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.

Weekend Website Maintenance (Feb 3-5)
Please be advised that the Global Education Office website might be unreachable for a few hours over the weekend (Feb 3-5) for maintenance. The site will be back online Monday in advance of the scholarship or program application deadlines. Please reference your applications and download your work if you plan to make progress over the weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Greetings From Abroad