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February 13, 2020

"My name is Aubrey and for me, coffee is a necessity on most days, and a want on the rest of the days." 

Aubrey Medinais a senior from Virginia Beach and will receive degrees in International Studies and Multimedia Journalism in May. She's passionate about understanding...

December 9, 2019

Carla Garcia

Studying Abroad as a Hispanic Student

“I think there’s a misconception that studying abroad is only for financially well-off students, when it doesn’t have to be..."

Carla Garcia is a senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in marketing with a minor in internationa...

December 4, 2019

"My name is Jackie, and I'm a wicked big Northerner with a passion for engineering and design." 

Jackie Settele is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in industrial design. She's passionate about design, sustainability, and research. Jackie hopes...

October 30, 2019

"My name is Katie

and my mom's apple pie is better than your mom's apple pie."

A senior from South Riding, Virginia, Katie is double majoring in Math and Spanish and has a minor in Psychology.  Katie went on two summer Virginia Tech faculty-led programs that changed her...

October 15, 2019

"My name is Kyle and

I'm better at traveling

on a whim than I am at

making plans."

A senior from Wayne, New Jersey, Kyle is studying building construction with a concentration in sustainable building performance. He's passionate about sustainable building and property m...

October 1, 2019

"I'm Rachel and I love a good Saturday morning cup of coffee over conversations about what you're passionate about in the world. So, let's grind some beans and share some dreams!"

A senior from Bethesda, Maryland, Rachel is studying architecture with a minor in sustaina...

May 10, 2019

Dear Global Education Office team,

Thank you so much for an incredible year. We each wanted to express our gratitude to you all for welcoming each of us with open arms. We will miss you all dearly!

Casey Molina

“My year with GEO has been nothing short of amazing.  I'm tha...

May 3, 2019

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 GEO Photo Contest winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year! We received a record number of photos - nearly 1,000! Although it was tough to narrow down, we are so excited with the winning photos. Continue to tune in...

April 26, 2019

I am a “think and envision in my head before it actually happens” kind of person. I had done my research over and over again since freshmen year. I looked for every place I wanted to visit in Morocco and read every article. I was going to find the right-hand point brea...

April 19, 2019

Eight years ago this summer, I landed at the international airport in Amman, Jordan knowing precisely two words in Arabic: hello (marhaba) and thank you (shukran). While learning a new language can be extremely difficult, being hungry but unable to read restaurant sign...

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Virginia Tech's Global Education Office challenges students to engage with the world by providing study abroad opportunities that are academically, culturally, and personally enriching.


May 10, 2019

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Studying Abroad as a Hispanic Student

December 9, 2019

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