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In Riva San Vitale in southern Switzerland, the Steger Center for International Scholarship serves as Virginia Tech’s European center. In the historic Villa Maderni students are immersed in history, culture, and community.

What We Do

Home to several study abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students, the Steger Center also offers opportunities for faculty and staff members to develop semester-long and short-term programs.

We also serve as the European base for the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies, a Jean Monnet Center for Excellence, and support its research and pedagogical aims.

Finally, the Steger Center hosts international conferences on behalf of Virginia Tech and interested faculty members.

Four reasons students love the Steger Center

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Learn More

To learn more, contact Executive Director Sara Steinert Borella at

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Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

Virtual Tour

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

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