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Outreach and International Affairs

We share the best of Virginia Tech by working alongside communities across the commonwealth and around the world.

Outreach and International Affairs

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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.

This program is for school administrators who aspire to become a school district superintendent. The program is a partnership among the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the Virginia Tech School of Education, and the Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA).

This is a yearlong course open to 20 participants via an application process and is taught by brewer professionals and business owners.

In this program, school supervisors come together to examine how to employ coaching skills that will increase engagement and empower staff to take the lead in their job performance and satisfaction.

This series of workshops addresses environmental issues and provides the tools and skills necessary to develop and implement an ESMS.

Made up of the Aspiring Superintendents Program, the Recently Appointed Administrators Program, and the Advanced Leadership Program, this series helps educators take the next step in their careers. 

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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 and oversees the international agreement approval process.

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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Outreach and International Affairs fulfills the university’s global land-grant mission by building cross-sectoral partnerships, providing professional development programs, developing community engagement initiatives, and promoting diverse collaborations to enrich research and discovery and student learning. Our goal is to engage Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students to improve the quality of life for peoples across the commonwealth and throughout the world by addressing complex societal challenges. 

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