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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.


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

Student receives Fulbright to teach in Poland
Matthew “Jake” Mathey of Baltimore, Maryland, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach at a university in Poland.

Faculty & Staff Invited to Webinar Series
The Global Education Office will be hosting a webinar series presented by the Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning. Key Concepts for Intercultural Learning Through Study Abroad: Putting Theory into Action is a series of five conceptually-linked webinars focusing on how to tie theory to practice.

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.

New Course - A Global History of Race
This course examines how people have created, resisted, acted upon, and reinterpreted ideas about “race.”

New Course - There and Back Again
If you are returning to campus this Fall, please consider bringing your international experience and expertise to ENGL 4854: “There and Back Again” (restricted to study abroad returnees).

Do you have 6 months validity remaining on your passport?
Many countries require that your U.S. passport have as much as 6 months validity remaining for entry. If your passport doesn't have the required validity, renew it today to avoid the cost and stress of waiting until the last minute or being denied entry. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that you are traveling with a valid passport.

Have you insured your study abroad investment with trip cancellation/interruption coverage?
Please be aware that the Virginia Tech's CISI coverage is travel medical and security insurance coverage for the duration of your program dates. CISI is not trip interruption or cancellation insurance nor are there provisions for loss of personal belongings. As you make preparations to study abroad and begin to make a financial commitment to your program, it’s highly encouraged that you, the traveler, also purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance. Vendor options can be found by conducting a Google search for “trip cancellation insurance.”

Greetings From Abroad