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About the Center

The Steger Center for International Scholarship is the university’s European campus center and base for operations and support of its programs in the region. The center’s location in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland, is also close to major northern Italian cities such as Milan.

The residential learning communities based at the Steger Center go far beyond the traditional classroom experience and take advantage of Ticino’s strategic location. With spectacular natural beauty, varied educational opportunities, and rich cultural and historical heritage in the area, the Steger Center offers the potential for a unique international experience. Italian language courses are provided to semester long programs. A faculty member from nearby Lugano provides language instruction. Most other courses are taught in English by faculty members from the Blacksburg, Virginia home campus of the university.


Programs are offered at the Steger Center year-round.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for education abroad programs. Please visit the websites for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and the Global Education Office for more information.

Need Additional Information?

Please contact the Global Education Office with any questions.

Global Education Office
526 Prices Fork Road (0378)
Room 131
Blacksburg, Va. 24061

540-231-5164 (fax)


Office hours
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F