Outreach and International Affairs

Outreach and International Affairs

We share the best of Virginia Tech by working alongside communities throughout the world.

Outreach and International Affairs, Virginia Tech

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. 

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Engagement

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.

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Our team of researchers, urban planners, economists, and economic development professionals can help you engage your community and turn your ideas into action.

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The TRIO programs (Upward Bound and Talent Search) encourage first generation prospective college students to consider higher education.  

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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.

The Aspiring Superintendents Program is a full course credit opportunity designed specifically for school administrators who aspire to become a school district superintendent.

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International

Outreach and International Affairs leads projects around the globe and supports students and researchers as they explore, learn, and engage with other cultures.

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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.

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We have programs on every continent. Getting abroad starts here. Where will you go?

Learn more about the Peace Corps office.

The Fulbright program gives both students and faculty the opportunity to study or conduct research in over 100 different countries around the world. 

The International Support Services Office provides visa services to non-students, oversees the international agreement approval process, and performs oversight of Phi Beta Delta, the international honors society.

H-1B status is reserved for individuals who come to the U.S. to be employed in a specialty occupation. 

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. 

The visitor or tourist visa is a type of visa for individuals intending to enter the U.S. temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2).

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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Contact us

Outreach and International Affairs
902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 120
Mail Code (0265)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone 540-231-3958