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Steger Center for International Scholarship

Gain a global perspective

At the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, you can explore the world, learn a language, build your international network, set yourself apart for future success, and so much more.


Life in Riva San Vitale

The heart of Europe

Information for Students

Everything you need to know.

You Make the Difference

Help support the Steger Center.

Casa Maderni Living-Learning Community

An interdisciplinary community that provides a home to students of diverse backgrounds from all academic years at Virginia Tech, the Casa Maderni brings together students, faculty, and professional staff who are dedicated to making the most of their study abroad experience through community-engaged learning, a culture of well-being, and the development of intercultural competencies.

Engage With Europe

The Steger Center is the European base for the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies, a Jean Monnet Center for Excellence.

Virtual Tour

Come and explore the inside of the historic villa and even walk around the courtyard.

Upcoming Events

Meet Stevie the beagle

Stevie spends most of his days at the Steger Center, where he loves sleeping in the garden, eating salami sandwiches, and hiking with students.

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