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The Steger Center with a lush mountain behind it

Located in Riva San Vitale in southern Switzerland, the Steger Center for International Scholarship serves as Virginia Tech’s European center and provides support for its programs in the region.

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.

Housed in the historic Villa Maderni, the Steger Center serves as the European base for the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies, a Jean Monnet Center for Excellence, and supports its research and pedagogical aims.

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

To learn more, contact Executive Director Sara Steinert Borella at

Virtual Tour

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