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How will you take Virginia Tech global? Getting abroad starts here.

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Walk-in Advising Hours - Fall 2022

Come by the Global Education Office to start planning your study abroad experience.

  • Monday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

To schedule an advising appointment, email us at vtabroad@vt.edu.

First-Year Passport Project

A student holding a passport.

Ever thought about seeing the world, but don’t have a U.S. passport? Want one for free? Here’s your chance. 

If you’re a first-year student who is receiving or eligible to receive a Pell Grant, the First-Year Passport Project is designed for you. Click below to read full details and eligibility requirements.

This program is supported by funding from the Institute forInternational Education and the Global Education Office.

Fulbright

The Fulbright program gives students and faculty members the opportunity to study or conduct research in over 100 different countries. The campus Fulbright advisor can be reached at the Global Education Office.

ISEP partner

Virginia Tech partners with the nonprofit organization ISEP to break down financial and academic barriers and make study abroad accessible and affordable for everyone.

International Education Week

Virginia Tech will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) November 10-14, 2022 with a series of engaging events open to the entire Virginia Tech community. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that highlights the benefits of international education and mobility worldwide. Check out the exciting and enriching activities such as global food demonstrations and a Q&A student panel with study abroad alumni!

Steger Center for International Scholarship

Located in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, the Steger Center for International Scholarship offers study abroad programs to students, as well as opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty and staff members to develop programs of their own. 

Student experiences

“As a first-generation student from Vietnam, I never thought studying at a university was something feasible, let alone participating in two study abroad programs. Thanks to the various scholarship opportunities, the financial strain was lifted off of me and my family.”

— Caitlin Huynh

Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner

Virginia Tech is recognized with the IIE Seal of Excellence for achieving its Generation Study Abroad goals.

Support study abroad students

Help more Hokies access study abroad opportunities. To designate your gift to the Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, click the button below.