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VT Faculty-led Programs

  • The programs are usually designed by VT faculty and sponsored by a specific department (but some are open to all majors)
  • There are currently roughly 65 short term programs and 5 semester programs
  • Cost effective for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • VT tuition is paid to VT
  • You get a 20% tuition discount
  • For VT summer programs, you pay per credit hour

Usually requires a non-refundable application fee and/or deposit

  • The cost of room and board is included in the total cost of the program
  • Housing will be arranged
  • Trips may include a home-stay (living with a local family) option, or ho(s)tels
  • VT credit
  • Grades transfer
  • Affects GPA

Some programs are competitive (check with the program director for details)

Min. 2.5 GPA (some programs may require a higher GPA)

  • Summer
  • Winter session
  • Short term spring
  • Short term fall

*Limited semester programs

Limited immersion level as you travel for a short term with VT students / faculty

Application through your My Study Abroad account

NOT REQUIRED (applying through your My Study Abroad account automatically registers your trip with GEO)

Application deadlines vary and are unique to the program you selected

  • Is the program open to all majors?
  • Is the program open to all years (freshmen)?
  • Are courses taught in English? (If you want to study in the host language, we recommend that you have successfully completed a 3000-level course in the local language)
  • Are there specific requirements (i.e. GPA, pre-requisite courses)

Click on the icon below to see how Faculty-led programs compare to the other program types