“The center will provide greater visibility to the university and its outstanding programs at the national and international levels,” said Yannis Stivachtis, a professor in the Department of Political Science. “It will also add to Virginia Tech’s status as a global research and land-grant university.”
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, Kay Moody Winzenried (submitted photo) fell in love with international travel. Her passion extends to providing support for Virginia Tech undergraduates to study at the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
Despite program disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in studying abroad remains strong among Virginia Tech students. The Global Education Office's annual Study Abroad Week moved virtually this year and saw nearly 600 attend, including younger students planning future abroad experiences.
Virginia Tech has canceled all study abroad programs scheduled for the 2020-21 Winter Session, a difficult decision that takes into account a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs for spring 2021 remain possible, but ongoing conditions will be monitored closely.
Dooley, who has served as CEO of the Virginia Tech Foundation since 2012 and has helped the university fulfill its land-grant mission by making a difference in communities for nearly 40 years, has announced he plans to retire in the spring.
Researchers from Virginia Tech and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology demonstrate the high-return investment of applying ecological agricultural practices in developing countries.
Krisangel Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student in Jonathan Auguste’s lab at Virginia Tech, received the fellowship to research how migratory birds can transmit diseases and which pathogens they may carry.
International students and parents submitted dozens of questions in advance, many of which requested clarification as to which courses count as in-person instruction and what steps are necessary to maintain immigration status.
Virginia Tech, through the Cranwell International Center, is actively engaging with the international student community to ensure they have the information and support necessary to navigate these changes.
Virginia Tech is closely monitoring information about the executive order signed June 22, 2020, by President Donald Trump that suspends entry into the United States of nonimmigrants in certain work visa categories.
With the safety, health, and well-being of our students and faculty as our highest priority, Virginia Tech is canceling all fall 2020 study abroad programs because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating global impact.