Outreach and International Affairs
Jul 01, 2019
Donald Hempson named associate vice president for international affairs
Hempson will assume one of the key leadership roles in Outreach and International Affairs Sept. 10.
Jun 27, 2019
University’s global impact on display at international education expo
Led by the Language and Culture Institute, representatives from across the university show off Virginia Tech’s internationalization efforts at the world’s largest gathering of international education professionals.
Jun 27, 2019
Wildlife conservation students take on real-world projects in capstone course
Students in Professor Sarah Karpanty’s senior capstone course synthesize what they’ve learned and apply it to field projects with local agencies and organizations.
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 (Upward Bound and Talent Search) encourage first generation prospective college students to consider higher education.
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.