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

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Global Travel During COVID-19

University-supported global travel to a location that is high-risk requires and exception to policy. Virginia Tech Policy 1070: Global Travel Policy  defines high-risk destinations as:

Hokies who wish to travel to a high-risk location can petition for an exception to policy.


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.

Study Abroad Week recap

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Study Abroad Week has come to a close, but you can still continue your study abroad exploration. Access session recordings and more.

Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner

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

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

First-Year Passport Project

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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.

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. 

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.

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.