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Choose a Program

Students at Virginia Tech have a plethora of opportunities to study abroad in both English speaking and non-English speaking countries. You can search for programs by using the map below, by program type (see below), by a basic Search, or an Advanced Search.

AfricaAntarcticaAsiaAustralia and Pacific IslandsCaribbeanCentral AmericaEuropeMiddles East and North AfricaNorth AmericaSouth America

Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Pacific Islands, Caribbean

Central America, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, North America, South America

VT Programs

NonVT Approved Programs

Bilateral Exchange information
Bilateral Exchange

Recommended for in-state students.


Virginia Tech students exchange places with students from partner universities.

ISEP Exchange information 
ISEP Exchange

Recommended for in-state students who want to study at locations not offered by VT-sponsored programs.

Similar to the Bilateral Exchange, except that students from across the US (not just Tech) exchange places with students from around the world.

VT Direct information
VT Direct Recommended for in-state and out-of-state students.

Virginia Tech students directly enroll in host universities as a non-degree seeking student.

ISEP Direct information
Recommended for in-state and out-of-state students.
ISEP Direct

US students directly enroll in host universities as non-degree seeking students.

Faculty Led information
VT Faculty Led

Recommended for students looking for summer or semester experiences.

VT sponsored programs led by VT professors for VT students.

Non VT information

Recommended for in-state and out-of-state students.

Non-VT organizations that assist US students to go abroad in various locations and on various programs, such as AIFS, Arcadia, AustraLearn, CEA, DIS, IES, Butler, ISA, SFS, SIT.

Service Learning

Recommended for students who want a service oriented international experience.
Hands on international volunteer programs, usually in the summer or at the end of a semester for 2-4 weeks.

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.


University Travel Policy Regarding Countries with CDC Travel Warnings
President Timothy Sands has issued Presidential Policy Memorandum No. 288, effective immediately, that prohibits employees and students on university business from travelling to countries where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Warning Level 3 Travel Warnings.

Office Closings
The Global Education Office will be closed from November 24-28 for the Thanksgiving Break. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, December 1. If it is an emergency, please call the VT Police Department dispatch, 540-231-6411.

Website Under Construction
Please bear with us as we undergo routine website maintenance. For questions, please contact 540-231-5888 or

Renamed the Global Education Office
Our office, formerly Education Abroad, has been renamed the Global Education Office. The new name becomes official in fall 2014. We appreciate your patience as we transition and update our communications and materials.

Greetings From Abroad