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Welcome to the Global Education Office

  • Fulbright student competition

    U.S. Fulbright Student Competition 

    The 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Student competition is now open. Information sessions will be held on Thursday, April 13 at the GLC, Room C: 10AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 5PM, 6PM.
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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.
  • Framing Workshop

    Framing your international experience

    Learn how to frame your study abroad experience before you head out on Tuesday, April 25 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Smith Career Center, Meeting Room A. Presented by Career and Professional Development and the Global Education Office. 
  • Family Weekend Presentation

    Spring Family Weekend

    Parents and students welcome! Join us in learning how you can make study abroad a reality. Hear from the Global Education peer advisors and staff - Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. in Brush Mountain A/B, Squires Student Center.
  • 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.


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.

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.

Accepting graduate assistantship applications
The Graduate Assistant plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education.

This is a 20 hour per week, 9-month Graduate Assistantship (estimated dates August 16, 2016 – May 15, 2017) with tuition waiver and stipend for the 2017–2018 academic year.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references through the online application portal: The application deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.

Greetings From Abroad