Outreach and International Affairs
Mar 25, 2019
Award-winning engineering study abroad program provides international experiences for rising sophomores
Led by the College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Education, the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, the largest study abroad program at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award by the Association of International Educators.
Mar 22, 2019
Program prepares farming communities in Nepal for impacts of a changing climate
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management is working to ensure that smallholder farmers in Nepal are prepared for agricultural threats affecting food security.
Mar 21, 2019
Students explore South Africa through agriculture
Virginia Tech students spent a portion of winter break learning firsthand about South Africa as part of a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad course on food security, wildlife, and conservation.
Guiding Virginia Tech’s global presence
The two branches of Outreach and International Affairs work together to help fulfill the university’s land-grant mission. By building community partnerships, providing professional development programs, and promoting collaboration to enrich discovery and learning, we improve the quality of life for people across the commonwealth and throughout the world.
From professional development and economic research studies to individual or organizational learning opportunities, your connection to Virginia Tech starts here.
Connect. Plan. Enrich. We help Virginia Tech’s outstanding faculty and researchers reach new audiences across the globe.
Our team of researchers, urban planners, economists, and economic development professionals can help you engage your community and turn your ideas into action.
The TRIO programs help prospective first generation and low-income students from the area to find out about college, careers, and success!
The Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA) provides university-community engagement programs and leadership development opportunities.
Learn to be the resource healthcare professionals and executives trust to build these communities and navigate the challenges they face. The Healthcare Coaching Institute trains and certifies leaders and coaches through a transformative curriculum unique to the industry.
Outreach and International Affairs leads projects around the globe and supports students and researchers as they explore, learn, and engage with other cultures.
We advance Virginia Tech’s research, teaching, and outreach missions through global partnerships that apply the university’s vast knowledge to solving development challenges.
Through research and extension activities with farmers, counterpart universities, and host-country research institutes, the Innovation Lab promotes ecologically sustainable pest and disease control strategies.
Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture seeks to maximize the potential of youth in a way that builds up their skills, knowledge and confidence so that they can contribute to Senegal’s economic growth.
We have programs on every continent. Getting abroad starts here. Where will you go?
The purpose of the J-1 program is to provide foreign nationals with opportunities to participate in educational and cultural programs in the United States and return home to share their experiences. In order to become a J-1 Scholar or Student Intern, you must have a VT host who invites you and will supervise and manage your J-1 program at Virginia Tech.
The Lawful Permenant Resident status means that the recipient has been granted permission by the United States government to remain in the United States on a permanent basis and to live and work anywhere in the United States.
As a global gateway to Virginia Tech, we promote intercultural competence and understanding by recruiting the best and brightest international students, building partnerships with institutions around the globe, and providing intensive language and leadership programs.
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