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Welcome to the Global Education Office

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    Thinking about studying abroad?

    We're here to help you consider the options. Walk-in advising hours are from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9 a.m.- 12 noon on Tuesday and Thursday.
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    Global Education Scholarships

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    The deadline to apply for the Global Education Scholarships (for Winter 2016 or Spring 2017 programs) is September 1. For more eligibility and application requirements, visit here.
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    Fulbright Program

    For 70 years, the Fulbright Program has fostered mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Consider being part of the Fulbright story by applying. Contact Betty Watts for more information. 
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    2016 Fall Fair on the Drillfield

    Join us for this year's Global Education Fall Fair on Wednesday, September 21 from 10AM-4PM. Find the perfect international experience for you!
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    What type of program is right for you?

    Faculty-led, bilateral exchange, direct-enroll, third-party -- the options to study abroad are endless. Learn more about each type here.

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    Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

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    With the world as your classroom, you will gain a completely new perspective and develop new skills. Click here to find the  Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad why Hokies study abroad.

How will you redefine your classroom?

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Global Education in the News


Travel Alerts

Read up-to-the-minute travel and security information for U.S. citizens abroad. Go to alerts now. And don’t forget to register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if you are headed abroad or already overseas. Register now.


Global Travel Policy 1070
In keeping with Virginia Tech’s ongoing efforts to optimize the preparedness and safety of Hokies traveling abroad, President Sands and the University Safety and Security Policy Committee recently approved substantial revisions to the university’s Global Travel Policy 1070.

Office closed on August 16
The Global Education Office will be closed on Tuesday, August 16 for a staff retreat. If you require emergency assistance, please contact the VT Police at 540-231-6411. We will reopen on Wednesday, August 17.

Zika Virus Information from Schiffert Health Center
The Schiffert Health Center offers information on the Zika virus.

State Health Commissioner issues letter on Zika virus
In advance of spring break, find additional information on the Zika virus here.

State Department issues travel alert for Europe
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe.

Greetings From Abroad