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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.

VIRGINIA TECH’S EUROPEAN LIVING-LEARNING CENTER

Sesquicentennial
in Switzerland

Join us for a special 4 days
as we celebrate Virginia Tech’s
150th anniversary in Switzerland.

Life in Riva San Vitale

The heart of Europe

Academics

Studying in Switzerland

COVID-19

 Pandemic Protection Plan.

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.

Historic Villa Maderni

At the Steger Center, you will live and study in a restored 18th century villa. The center has modern classroom facilities, a cafeteria, library, architecture studio, “creativity room” with whiteboard walls, a computer lab, and ample study areas. In addition, the villa’s beautiful garden offers the perfect place to read or relax.

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.