"Being immersed in Swedish culture led me to consider how quality of life in long-term care is impacted immensely by the physical environment, roles of direct-care staff, and overall perceptions about aging."

- Emily Duda, '09, B.S. in Human Development and '10, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

"During my study abroad in Turkey, Morocco, and Sri Lanka, I studied bathroom efficiency and began designing a space merging Moroccan and American bathroom systems. I never imagined myself participating in undergraduate research, but my designs developed into a project.  I presented my research at two conferences and was interviewed on National Public Radio. Now I’m in the beginning stages of  entrepreneurship with major companies in my field."  

- Alexandria Hubbard, '16, Residential Environments and Design

Study Abroad
2016-2017 Study Abroad Programs Led by CLAHS Faculty
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Explore Ecuador and its cultures in three weeks!
This three-week program is for students prepared to complete Spanish coursework at the 3000 level; students earn three credits toward the Spanish major or minor or the IS major. The first week we will have on line classes about Ecuador’s art and culture. The last two weeks, we will travel to Ecuador where students will live with local families and visit museums in Quito, travel to the Middle of the World, a tour to Otavalo, the biggest market street in South America, a trip to the Cloud Forest and learn about Ecuadorian cooking. Guided tours are in the mornings and part of the afternoons. The rest of the day you will have free time to explore the city on your own.
Course number, (CRN), name
SPAN 3954 (40353)–Introduction to Art and Culture in Ecuador
Program fee
$2,600. The program fee covers ground travel, lodging, meals, entrance fees for churches and museums, lectures, and excursions. *Costs are subject to change depending on currency exchange rates and other factors. Costs do not include air fare or other pre-departure expenses such as passport, visa, immunizations, and trip cancellation/protection insurance.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    Dec 26, 2016–Jan 14, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    October 16
  • Application Form

    Submit Online (Closed)
  • Contact

    Catalina Andrango
  • Email

    candrang@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This program, designed for all majors, blends the study of language with the many disciplines that make up “culture” (history, religion, sociology, political science, global issues, art and literature). It then links this work to outreach and service-learning in the collective of Jordanian organizations serving Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. Traditional classes and small British-style tutorials support service-learning of Virginia Tech students whose work (written, artistic, creative, et al) will be shared at a Virginia Tech international symposium during the Spring 2017 Semester.
Course number, (CRN), name
ENGL 4954 (40303)–Writing the World: Learning Jordan Across Disciplines and Through
Program fee
$3,725. The program fee covers: international airfare; airport transfers; visas; housing; Internet access; JLA courses; transporation to placement sites; excursion travel; entrance fees; lodging; mandatory VT travel insurance; mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions on campus. ** Fee does not include meals or personal expenses. Student apartments have full kitchens.Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. In-state students: $4,825; Out-of-state students: $6,550

  • Sponsor

    Department of English
  • Travel Dates

    Dec 26, 2016–Jan 14, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    October 31
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Jane Wemhoener
  • Email

    jwemhoen@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This winter, join fellow VT and Jordanian students in various service-learning projects in Jordan! You will experience firsthand the culture, politics, religion, and Syrian refugee issues of the Middle East region. More specifically, you will visit Syrian refugee families at their home to help the refugees build resilience and sustain their social life. You will also engage in thematic lectures and panel discussions on causes of conflict, refugee crisis, women's rights, and Arab extremism. Please join the program to practice Ut Prosim and change the way you see the world!
Course number, name
HD 3954 (40309) Experiential and Service-Learning in Jordan
Program fee
Estimated program fee is $3,100 for students. The fee includes lodging, some meals, travel medical and emergency insurance, excursion fees, and ground transportation. Virginia Tech tuition and fees, airfare, entry visa fee and ticket costs to Petra and any other personal expenses (e.g., souvenirs) are not included in the program fee. (estimated total $5,200)

  • Sponsor

    Department of Human Development
  • Travel Dates

    Dec 26, 2016–Jan 13, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    October 15
  • Application Form

    Submit Online (Closed)
  • Contact Person

    Kee Jeong Kim
  • Email

    keekim@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This five-week program combines an introduction to German culture and civilization with intensive language learning at the Goethe Institut. Students earn 6-9 credits and live in homestays in Berlin. Activities and outings range from museums and opera to automotive factories, castles, hiking and kayaking. The program includes travel to Dresden, Weimar, Nuremberg, Munich, and Salzburg.Open to all majors and levels of German.You will attend intensive language classes at the Goethe Institut in Berlin.Classes will be held exclusively in German.You will also receive credit for GER 2724 – Introduction to German Culture and Civilization. Together we will explore the broad array of German contemporary culture, art, architecture, music, literature, daily life, technology, and film. This course is taught in English.
Course number, name
GER 2724 – Introduction to German Culture and Civilization & GER 4974: Independent Study
Program fee
Estimated program fee is $4750 for students. Housing, most meals, transportation in Germany, instructional fees and books, entrance fees, travel health and evacuation insurance the program fee does not include vt tuition, airfare, some meals, spending money, and any optional excursions.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    Jul 2, 2017–Aug 5, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 1
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Mike Layne
  • Email

    jmlayne@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 5-week program in the historic university city of Bologna is for students at the second or third year level of Italian language studies. Students will take intensive Italian language courses in the mornings and go on cultural excursions led in the target language in the afternoons. Two short study trips will be organized out-of-town. The first will be to nearby Ravenna, focusing on the historical mosaics of the town. The second will be to Florence, and will explore historical, religious, and artistic sites in the city.
Course number, name
ITAL 3954 (study abroad) and any of ITAL 2105, 2106, 3105, 3106, or 3984.
Program fee
The program fee is $3,900. This includes all lodging, books, cultural activities, and ground transportation for excursions. Also includes a total of 7 meals together for celebrations and while on excursions. The program fee does not include airfare (approximately $1,200), most meals, personal expenses, or VT tuition. Deposit of $500 is due by February 10, 2017.If you are accepted you will be required to make a $500 deposit by February 10. This will guarantee your spot. It is generally non-refundable, as it can only be refunded in the unlikely event of program cancellation by the University.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 28, 2017–Jul 2, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 1
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Michael Sguerri
  • Email

    sguerri@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

In this cross-disciplinary, experiential program students spend 3 weeks in Tamale in northern Ghana with SAHA Global, a non-profit that works with women in rural areas to set up small businesses in low-tech water purification and solar energy harvesting. Students then travel south to Cape Coast, where they will explore Africana Studies and complete the course “Africana Anthropology: The Politics of Race and Culture in the Africana World” with faculty from Virginia Tech and the University of the Cape Coast. Participants will earn a total of 7 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit.
Course number, name
HIST 3954(1 Cr), (Spring 2017), AFST 1814(3 Cr), CSES 2034(3 Cr)
Program fee
The estimated summer program fee is $5,000* plus 6 credits of University tuition and fees. The program fee includes group ground transportation, excursions, lectures, CISI insurance,most meals and lodging expenses for the duration of the program. Not included are round trip airfare to Accra, visa and immunization expenses, and some meals.Scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 to be applied toward the cost of airfare are available. A deposit of $500 will be due on January 10, 2017.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Sociology
  • Travel Dates

    May 24, 2017–Jul 7, 2017
  • Application Deadline

  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Kwame Harrison
  • Email

    anharri5@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This program provides an opportunity for students to live in and learn about India in an in depth and casual manner. The program is based in Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag), the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh located on the Bay of Bengal coast roughly half way between Chennai and Kolkata. Visakhapatnam is a smaller city by Indian standards (about 2 million people) and generally off the tourist beaten path. Students will explore and study cultural, historical, and religious sites located in the vicinity of Vizag, learn Telugu (the regional language), and have opportunities for independent study/undergraduate research and/or community/service learning.
Course number, name
12 credits of coursework will comprise a course on Religion and Culture in India
Housing
Housing and food will be provided for in the quiet community of Lawson’s Bay, located near the oceanfront and Kailasagiri, a mountain with a cable car!

  • Sponsor

    Department of Religion and Culture
  • Travel Dates

    May 15, 2017–Aug 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    March 1
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Peter Schmitthenner
  • Email

    pschmitt@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 4 week program provides instruction in Japanese language and culture. Students who have not studied Japanese as well as more advanced students of Japanese should consider applying. This program includes guided tours of historical sites and festivals, traditional performing arts excursions, cultural exchange activities with Japanese University students, weekend excursions, and intensive language and culture immersion in Japan. Language courses are held in the morning, leaving the afternoons for discovering Japanese culture and life. Students earn six semester hours of credit in Japanese.During the VT summer study abroad, students will study the Japanese language at the Kyoto Center of Japanese Linguistic Studies and at the Kyoto Japanese Language School (a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation by Kyoto Prefecture)
Course number, name
Students earn 6 credit hours in Japanese
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $6,780. The program fee covers round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C. to Osaka itami, accommodation, summer intensive courses tuition and materials, excursions, trips outside Kyoto, ground travel and most breakfast and dinner. The program fee does not include personal expenses or VT tuition.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    Jul 8, 2017–Aug 5, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 6, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Yasuko Kumazawa
  • Email

    kumazawa@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The goal of the program is to provide Virginia Tech students with an exceptional opportunity to enrich their college experience by studying a foreign language and civilization while being immersed in Russian culture in the European Union.This is an immersive language and cultural program. Classes on all levels will be conducted at the Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia. Daugavpils University has a thriving Russian language program and is located in a Russian-speaking city. Students will attend classes for 4-5 hours each day and will also be able to receive individual help from a tutor. Class instruction will be supplemented by co-curricular activities.
Course number, name
RUS 3954: Overseas Study (6 cr)- RUS 2734: Intro to Russian Culture and Civilization (3cr)
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $4,300. This includes transfer from and to the airport in Latvia, home-stay with host families with breakfast and dinner, Russian classes, and cultural program (including weekday and weekend excursions to Dinaburg Fortress and Mark Rothko Art Center, Svente Mansion and Armor Museum, Clay Art Center, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle, Basilica of Aglona, and many others).The program fee does not include airfare, lunches, and personal expenses.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 16, 2017–Jul 14, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 10, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Robert Efird
  • Email

    refird@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 4-week, interdisciplinary program in London offers 6 semester hours of credit in English and/or Architecture, with a focus on literature, theatre arts, politics, architecture, design and writing in and on London. Students may apply for London internships, extending the program by 2 weeks and increasing the credit by 3 hours; opportunities are limited and are available in all fields except lab sciences. The program is open to all majors.In 2017, participants have the opportunity to apply for a London internship that will extend their stay by two weeks and provide an additional 3 hours of VT credit (at additional expense for 3 credits, accommodations, visa). Selection for internship is highly competitive. Placements are in all fields but lab science.
Course number, name
ENGLISH (ENGL 4984, 3 - 6 cr.) and ARCHITECTURE (ARCH 5974/4974, 3 cr)
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $3875. The program fee covers travel in England, accommodations, tickets, excursions, admissions, lectures and performances. The fee does not include international airfare, most meals, personal expenses and VT tuition.

  • Sponsor

    Department of English
  • Travel Dates

    May 27, 2017–June 24, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    January 4, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Jane Wemhoener
  • Email

    jwemhoen@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 2-week study abroad experience includes travel and touring in several countries where fashion is a major industry focus. Locations include London, England; Paris, France; Florence and Rome, Italy. Students will have opportunities to visit fashion houses and design studios, world renowned retailers and trendy boutiques, textile producers, accessory designers, and museums related to clothing and dress artifacts. This 3-credit course takes place 14-27 May 2017.
Course number, name
3-credit course in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Program Fee

  • Sponsor

    Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
  • Travel Dates

    May 14, 2017–May 27, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    January 4, 2017
  • Application Form

    lagaskil@vt.edu
  • Contact Person

    LuAnn Gaskill
  • Email

    lagaskil@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The program focuses on studying the educational and cultural contexts for teaching and learning in Malawi. During the morning, students learn by working with teachers in public schools. In the afternoon, students attend classes about cultural, historical, and economic influences on education and participate in cultural events. Students earn 3-6 ours of credit.Study Abroad students have the opportunity to develop projects that will assist teachers in their teaching and students in their learning in participating schools as well as participate in on-going service learning projects in the schools
Course number, name
3-6 semester hours of VT credits. Dr. Barksdale will work with students' advisors to select a course or courses that will fit in with their program goals and plans.
Program Fee
The projected cost is $3,965, which will cover international health insurance, airfare, lodging with breakfast, in-country travel, and cultural excursions with some meals. Other meals will be the responsibility of the student and will cost less than $12 per day; $350 should cover food, water, and souvenirs. Additional costs include tuition and fees for 3 to 6 credits, immunizations, and the passport fee.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Education
  • Travel Dates

    May 15, 2017–Jul 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 15, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Mary Alice Barksdale
  • Email

    mabarksda@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This program offers students a month in Moscow studying with master teachers at the Raikin School of Acting (associated with the Satirikon Theater). Classes are taught 6 days a week and include acting, singing, ballet, movement, combat, fencing, and history. In addition to the intensive training, students will also have cultural experiences that include regular theater attendance and a trip to the country estate of Anton Chekhov at Melikhovo. Students earn 3 credits for TA 3954.
Course number, name
3 hours of Virginia Tech credit for TA 3954
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $2,500. This includes lodging with breakfast, cultural excursions and required inland group travel. The program fee does not include VT tuition, international airfare, lunches and dinners, personal expenses, visa and passport fees if needed.A non-refundable deposit of $500, payable online, is due after acceptance into the program, with the balance of program fees due by February 1st.

  • Sponsor

    School of Performing Arts
  • Travel Dates

    June 29, 2017–Jul 31, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Jennifer Goff
  • Email

    jengoff@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 4½ and 9-week intensive Arabic programs are tailored to students’ level of Arabic, from beginner II (Elem Arabic II or equivalent), and open to all majors. Each week students study Arabic language for 20 hours, practice conversation skills with Omani language partners for 6 hours, attend seminars or cultural lectures, and visit historical and cultural sites. Students spend a long weekend in Dubai exploring its fascinating architecture and vibrant modern life.
Course number, name
3 cr - ARBC 3954 (study abroad), 3 cr - Arabic language credits
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $4437 for the 4.5 weeks program and $7959 for 9 weeks program, including accommodation, insurance, transportation house to CIL center, airport pickup, lunches at CIL, guided visits in Muscat, excursions in Oman, courses at CIL, cultural activities and events.Program cost does not include airfare, visa, VT tuition, personal and other expenses, Dubai Trip.The additional cost is approximately $3,056 for 4 weeks and $3,962 for 9 weeks, which is an estimate for the items: airfare, visa, additional and personal expenses and Dubai trip.Students pay only 3 credits for study abroad tuition for both programs.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 19, 2017–June 18, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 3, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Ragheda Nassereddine
  • Email

    ragheda5@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 4½ and 9-week intensive Arabic programs are tailored to students’ level of Arabic, from beginner II (Elem Arabic II or equivalent), and open to all majors. Each week students study Arabic language for 20 hours, practice conversation skills with Omani language partners for 6 hours, attend seminars or cultural lectures, and visit historical and cultural sites. Students spend a long weekend in Dubai exploring its fascinating architecture and vibrant modern life.
Course number, name
3 cr - ARBC 3954 (study abroad), 3 cr - Arabic language credits
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $4437 for the 4.5 weeks program and $7959 for 9 weeks program, including accommodation, insurance, transportation house to CIL center, airport pickup, lunches at CIL, guided visits in Muscat, excursions in Oman, courses at CIL, cultural activities and events.Program cost does not include airfare, visa, VT tuition, personal and other expenses, Dubai Trip.The additional cost is approximately $3,056 for 4 weeks and $3,962 for 9 weeks, which is an estimate for the items: airfare, visa, additional and personal expenses and Dubai trip.Students pay only 3 credits for study abroad tuition for both programs.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 19, 2017–June 18, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 3, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Ragheda Nassereddine
  • Email

    ragheda5@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 5-week program includes guided tours of Paris, excursions, and intensive language and culture study at the world-renowned Alliance Française. Courses are held in the morning, leaving the afternoons free for discovering Paris and the surrounding region. Students earn 6 semester hours of credit in French.
Course number, name
Receive credit for two of the following, depending on your level. May require supplemental work: FR 1105 or 1106 Elementary French, FR 2105 or 2106 Intermediate French, FR 3105 or 3106 Advanced Grammar, Composition, Conversation, FR 3125, 3126 Oral Proficiency, FR 3205, 3206 French Culture and Civilization, FR 3304 Intro to French Literature, FR 3954 Study Abroad elective credit
Program Fee
The estimated program fee of $6,600 includes: room (shared), breakfast and another meal (lunch or dinner, round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles airport to Paris, unlimited Paris metro pass, courses at the alliance française with students from all over the world, guided visits of Paris, excursions outside of Paris, group dinner, the program fee does not include tuition and fees at Virginia tech.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 23, 2017–June 27, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 1, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Corinne Noirot
  • Email

    cnoirot@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 2-week program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, and Rome, Italy, examines the history of Rome and its influence in creating and shaping Europe. The course examines the city of Rome and its influence on the region of modern Switzerland. Students earn 3-6 semester hours of CLE credit.
Course number, name
CLA 3954: Rome, Past, Present, and Future (3 credits)
Program Fee
Estimated program fee is $3200. This includes: program fees, room and board in Riva, travel by bus and train, hotel rooms and some meals in Rome, entrance fees for most museums and archaeological sites, guides at sites, tours of sites. The program fee does not include VT tuition and airfare to/from the U.S.A.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    June 15, 2017–June 30, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 15, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Andrew Becker
  • Email

    andrew.becker@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 6-week immersion program in the French and Wolof cultures of Senegal is open to all VT students. The program includes interdisciplinary lectures in English on topics such as art, history, religion, politics, literature, cinema, and society. French classes are offered at all levels. Participants earn 6 or 9 credits, depending on the courses they choose.
Course number, name
6 semester hours of credit at Virginia Tech
Program Fee
The estimated fee of the program is $3,990. (Note that program fees are subject to change based on the value of the dollar relative to the CFA franc). The program fees include: Homestay (full room and board, 3 meals a day with Senegalese family), transportation from the airport to the home of the homestay family, course material, cultural excursions and hotel accommodations while traveling in Senegal. The program fee does not include airfare, personal expenses and Virginia Tech tuition.A deposit of $1,000 is due by February 14 at the latest. Non-Virginia Tech students are charged an application fee in order to enroll as a non-degree student. Eligible VT students can apply their financial aid to tuition and/or to the program costs.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    June 18, 2017–July 29, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    March 15, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Médoune Guèye
  • Email

    mgueye@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 4-week program features 2 3-credit Virginia Tech courses that will be taught at the Hanyang University International Summer School, www.hanyangsummer.com: Housing, Family and Community (Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management) and Integrative Health Practices (Human Development). In both courses students will examine the effects of built environment and health practices on active and healthy living. Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) is one of Korea’s biggest and most popular summer programs. More than 1700 students spend 4 weeks on Korea’s best private university and receive world class education paired with a unique experience of Korean culture.
Course number, name
2 3-credit Virginia Tech courses
Program Fee
$2536 USD for Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) includes 4 Free activities and the cost for Hanyang ERICA Summer School is (1-week program: USD 600 | 2-week program: USD 950).

  • Sponsor

    Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management & Department of Human Development
  • Travel Dates

    July 1, 2017–July 30, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 2, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Eunju Hwang
  • Email

    hwange@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

This 5-week program consists of hiking on the Camino de Santiago following the footsteps of medieval pilgrims. Students will be expected to walk 10-15 miles with their backpacks for 15 days and eat and sleep in communal pilgrim lodgings. Afterwards, students will live with Spanish families and attend classes in Spanish for 2 weeks. Students can earn six credits. Open to all majors.
Course number, name
6 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit. 3 can be applied to a Spanish Major or Minor. Those not needing Spanish credits can use 3 credits for CLE area 2 credits. IS has agreed to allow 3 of the 6 credits to fulfill credits toward the IS minor.
Program Fee
In addition to paying six credits of Virginia Tech summer I study abroad tuition (2,198.50 for in-state students), Tech students can anticipate the following approximate expenses, which may vary: $3,700 Fees, include all lodging, food, cultural events, and in-country transportation. $1,000 Round-trip airfare US.-Madrid (approximate).You may leave from any airport. $500 Personal expenses (snacks, activities, additional meals, etc.) TOTAL $ 5,200 **Additional costs are likely to include passport, backpacking equipment.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 16, 2017–June 20, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 1, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Annie Hesp
  • Email

    ahesp@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

The 6-week program in Madrid is recommended for students prepared to take Spanish courses above the 3106 level. Students earn 6 credits of coursework during the week and, on the weekends, take trips to various cities. The program cost also includes visits to museums as well as scenic and historic locations around the country.
Course number, name
Students will complete 6 credits while in Spain at the 3000-level and above. The course offerings include 3304, 3404, 3414, 4104, and 4334.
Program Fee
The projected cost for living in Spain and touring 11 cities in 2017 is $5,895 plus airfare (Typically around $1400) and VT tuition. The basic $5,895 fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $1000 due upon acceptance into the program; transportation to and from the airport in Madrid; full room and board in Madrid; texts and materials used in courses; cultural visits; transportation, hotel, and breakfast for group trips around Spain; health insurance; and transcripts. NOT included in this amount are: Virginia Tech reduced study-abroad tuition; airfare to and from Spain; subway passes in Spain; 15 meals during travel to other cities; and personal expenses.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Travel Dates

    May 16, 2017–June 26, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 6, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Nancy López-Romero
  • Email

    paloma@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Students can earn 6 upper-division credits in Communication (Organizational Communication and Topics in Public Communication - Perception, Persuasion, and Propaganda) through a hybrid experience of study abroad in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland and online course completion during Summer I 2017. Students travel to Switzerland for 2 weeks of the session and then complete coursework online during the remainder of the term. For more information see http://commstudyabroad.weebly.com.
Course number, name
Participants will earn 6 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit during the summer semester for the following courses:- Comm 4074: Organizational Communication - Comm 4244: Topics in Public Communication - Perception, Persuasion and Propaganda
Program Fee
The program fee is estimated to be $5000. This includes room and board in Switzerland, excursions, health insurance and books. Students will want to bring additional spending money. The program fee does not include Virginia Tech tuition.

  • Sponsor

    Department of Communication
  • Travel Dates

    May 26, 2017–June 10, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    December 2, 2016
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Buddy Howell
  • Email

    hbuddy4@vt.edu
Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Undergraduates and graduate students in all fields of study may earn up to 6 credits; with the approval of individual school administrators, teachers may gain licensure recertification points. Participants work with Zambian students and teachers in high schools or colleges to learn the context, trends, and issues affecting education and skills development; they also work on a service project benefiting the local community.
Course number, name
University course credit available: 3 - 6 credit hours that can be individualized to fit students' program of study with permission from advisor. University credits are optional for teachers and administrators.
Program Fee
The estimated program fee is $6,000. This includes airfare, lodging with breakfast, in-country travel, international health insurance, and cultural excursions with some meals. The program fees does not include other meals (estimated to be less than $20 per day), personal expenses, immunizations, passport fess and VT tuition. Personal expenses are estimated to be $600 (should cover food, water, and souvenirs). A deposit of $500 made payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech, must be submitted upon acceptance in the program (by February 5, 2017). $3,000 is due on March 4, 2017, to finalize the flights. The remaining $2,500 is due on April 1, 2017. (All payments are non-refundable unless a replacement can be found.)

  • Sponsor

    Department of Education
  • Travel Dates

    June 6, 2017–July 5, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 5, 2017
  • Application Form

    Submit Online
  • Contact Person

    Bill Price
  • Email

    wprice@vt.edu