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Our department offers two signature study abroad programs. 

  • London Calling! invites you to study literature, theatre, history, social issues, and urban diversity—all with The City as your textbook. Optional internship.
  • Land into Legend: Iceland Wintermester takes you to the Northern Lights. Travel the Saga Road as you study the great myths of Northern Europe.

Both programs offer academic credit, and both are led by expert faculty. You can also choose among Virginia Tech's many other study abroad experiences. We offer year-long and semester-long programs, as well as service-learning experiences, exchange options, and more.

To explore these options, contact Jane Wemhoener and check out the Global Education Office.

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 Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building, 200 Stanger Street, for Dean's Office approval. Please submit this form prior to studying abroad to ensure that the courses you take will have a Virginia Tech equivalency.
  • Request that your official transcript be sent to the Global Education Office (or ISEP if applicable). Transcripts MUST arrive in a sealed envelope:
    Global Education Office (room 131)
    526 Prices Fork Road
    Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA


The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences awards scholarships each semester for students participating in education abroad. Scholarships vary in value from $250-$1,000. 


Jane Wenhoemer
International Programs Coordinator
323 Shanks Hall