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Faculty Led Programs

Faculty Led programs are usually designed by a VT faculty member and sponsored by a specific VT department. There are two basic types of programs, semester-long and short term. The semester-long programs are typically held at one of our satellite campuses, such as the Center for European Studies & Architecture (CESA) in Switzerland and the Caribbean Center for Education & Research (CCER) in the Dominican Republic. Our short term programs typically take place in either the summer or winter.

Here is a list of Faculty Led programs currently offered.

Program Requirements

Faculty Led programs require students to have a minimum 2.5 GPA, although some programs may require a higher GPA.
Most Faculty Led programs are taught in English. Speak with program leaders to learn more about programs that interest you.

Costs and Housing

Program fees are determined by the faculty member and usually include housing and trip fees. Some programs include airfare.

Travel Alerts

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Pre-Departure Orientation
We are holding this semester’s Pre-Departure Orientation on April 22, 2014, 6:30-9PM in Surge 104B. Check-in will begin at 6PM. Students participating on non-VT/non-faculty-led programs are required to attend this MANDATORY orientation.

Program Leader Pre-Departure Orientation
First time leading a program? Leading or coordinating a program that takes place this upcoming summer or fall? Join us for the Program Leader Pre-Departure Orientation this Friday, April 25, 9AM-12PM in the Great Room of Ambler Johnston Hall.

2014 Education Abroad Photo Contest Gallery Exhibit
Thank you for sending us over 280 photos for this year's Education Abroad Photo Contest! We've narrowed it down to the 18 finalists. The finalists and all the submissions will be featured in a Photo Gallery Exhibit at the XYZ Gallery in downtown Blacksburg from April 14-27. Be sure to like your favorites on our Facebook Page.

Student Wage Marketing Assistant Needed - Deadline Extended!
Virginia Tech Education Abroad is still accepting applications for a student wage Marketing Assistant. Please contact for questions.

On-campus Advising Available
Looking for a more convenient way to learn about studying abroad? Check out our new walk-in advising hours! Every Wednesday we will be in the Multicultural Center from 11-2 and Ambler Johnston from 6-8.

Greetings From Abroad