Study Abroad

Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to connect with a different culture, experience new ways of thinking, and explore new places, all while gaining unique understanding and perspectives. Over 1,300 students study abroad each year, going on faculty-led trips, enrolling in international programs, or studying at partner universities.

Check out programs specific to your interests by reviewing the list below,
visiting your department's study abroad page, or by searching the Global Education Office's programs.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Education Abroad Opportunities and Scholarships

Academic Credit

  • If you are on academic suspension, you may not take courses for transfer.
  • Credit hours transfer; grades do not
  • A limited number of credit hours may be transferred; see your course catalogue for more transfer credit policies
  • Major upper-level courses are more difficult to transfer than lower-level elective courses because there are not exact equivalents; you should plan to take most major courses at Virginia Tech (of the last 45 hours before graduation, only 18 can be transferred).

If you decide to take courses elsewhere and want to transfer them to Virginia Tech, you should follow these steps:

  • Complete the study abroad form, meet with your advisor, and obtain the required signatures.
  • Investigate the courses that you want to take; gather information about academic level, hours, and content. You can usually find this information on the institution’s website.
  • Submit the completed form to 238 Wallace Hall for Dean's Office approval. Please submit this form prior to studying aborad to ensure that the courses you take will have a Virginia Tech equivalency.
  • Upon completion of the courses, request an official transcript to be sent to the Virginia Tech Registrar’s Office.