Types of Education Abroad Programs
There are four types of programs available:
- Semester exchange programs include VT Exchange and ISEP Exchange
- VT Faculty Led programs are held by VT faculty at both Steger Center for International Scholarship (Steager Center) and Caribbean Center for Education and Research (CCER)
- Non-VT programs include many options with third party and direct enroll programs (non-VT organizations and universities)
- Non-credit bearing programs include opportunities through internships, service learning, and working abroad
Consortium of Universities for International Studies
Virginia Tech participates in this program for undergraduate and graduate students. Based in Italy, CIU features a residential campus and faculty from 40 U.S. universities. More information is available at www.cimbaitaly.com.
- London Calling!, a chance to study literature, theatre, social issues, and public discourse in one of the world's greatest capitals
- Loughborough University, a year- or semester-long exchange with a university in England's beautiful Midlands
- Wintermester Abroad, programs in Myanmar (2015-2016) and Jordan (2016-2017)
Transferring Courses from Other Institutions
For the most comprehensive transfer information, see the Registar's Transfer Guide.
Students may decide to take courses at other colleges or universities. Please consider the following transfer policies:
- If you are on academic suspension, you may not take courses for transfer.
- Hours transfer; grades do not.
- A limited number of courses may be transferred.
- Major upper-level courses are more difficult to transfer than are lower-level elective courses because there are not equivalents. You should plan to take major courses, for the most part, at Virginia Tech.
Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere
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.