Casa Maderni (CESA) and Riva San Vitale from church steeple; Switzerland; European Studies

The yellow villa in the photo is the Steger Center.

The Steger Center for International Scholarship located in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland is the university’s European campus center and base for operations and support of its programs in the region. There are several study abroad program offerings available to students, as well as opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty and staff members to develop programs of their own. 


About Riva San Vitale

  • Located in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland
  • Situated on a bay of Lake Lugano and at the foot of Monte San Giorgio (wooded mountain, an UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Less than 1 hour away from Milan, Italy by car; 2.5 hours to Zurich, Switzerland
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Video provided by Comune Riva San Vitale.