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Return of In-Person Study Abroad Week

The Global Education Fall Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Drillfield (Rain location: Squires Commonwealth Ballroom). Stay tuned for more information on the week's events.

Study Abroad Week 2021

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My Study Abroad Portal: Back Online

We are happy to share the My Study Abroad Portal is now accepting applications again. If you have an active application, login here by selecting “Login with Campus ID”. If you want to create an a new application, use our Program Search and select “Apply Now.” If you have any issues, please contact

COVID-19 Updates


Individual Study Abroad During COVID-19

Virginia Tech Policy 1070: Global Travel Policy,  does not authorize any university-supported international travel to locations where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Travel Health Notice Level 3 or higher. Also, Policy 1070 does not authorize student university-supported international travel to locations where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory Level 3 or higher. Students that wish to study abroad in a high-risk location can petition for an exception to policy.

Passport Delays: Apply Now

Mail delays are impacting processing passport applications. Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.

How will you take Virginia Tech global?

Getting abroad starts here.

Ways to Connect

Weekly advising hours:


By phone or email:

(540) 231-5888 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or

By social media: 

Direct messages can also be sent through Global Education social channels:

Should personal circumstances require an in-person meeting, please contact us directly. In-person appointments will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Student Experiences

Casey Molina

“Study abroad was something that always seemed financially out of reach for me, but because of the Global Education Scholarship I was able to study abroad for a whole semester. It changed my life and has opened me up to more opportunities to expand my education experiences to a global scale. It not only paved the way for my study abroad experience, but shaped my experience at Virginia Tech overall.”

– Casey Molina, multimedia journalism, studied abroad in Switzerland, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Week Recap

Continue Exploring

Study Abroad Week has come to a close, but you can still continue your study abroad exploration. Access session recordings and show your interest for various programs. 

Global Education Blog Feed

    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. 


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

    ISEP Partner

    Virginia Tech partners with ISEP, a non-profit organization, to break down financial and academic barriers and make study abroad accessible and affordable for everyone.

    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 opportunties. To designate your gift to the Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, click the button below.