Students in Riva San Vitale

We know studying abroad will be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences your son or daughter will ever have. While abroad, your son or daughter may live in and learn about a culture different from their own, acquire proficiency in another language, gain intercultural communication skills, get a different perspective on their studies, and develop lifelong friendships and professional contacts.

As a parent, we know you are concerned about your student going abroad. We hope you will take the time to explore The Steger Center website and learn about this opportunities available.

Costs vary depending on which program your child chooses. For a full explanation of costs and financial aid options, please visit the Costs page.

The Global Education Office has several tips on preparing for international travel.

The villa has a high-speed internet connection, which allows for communication through email, social media, and internet-based audio or video calls. 

Although living abroad has many of the same dangers as living in the United States, the excitement of a new environment may make some people a little careless or distracted. Please spend some time reviewing the Global Education Office's protocols and guidelines for international travel. The U.S. Department of State also offers several tips for traveling abroad safely

In case of emergencies while abroad, travelers can call the Virginia Tech Police 24-hour dispatch number at +1 (540) 231- 6411. Travelers should also contact the authorities of the locality in which the emergency occurred.

Further information about education abroad programs is available from the Global Education Office.