International Programs

Learn more about a variety of opportunities for you to learn, live, and travel in another country or region of the world.

The Pamplin College of Business provides many international opportunities for its students. It offers a number of faculty-led study abroad programs and supports exchange and internship programs around the world.

Top 10 reasons to study abroad

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    Study abroad lets you explore the world for a summer, semester, or even a year while you're still a Virginia Tech student.

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    Learning abroad will set you apart from other job seekers in a very competitive job market. You will highlight your experience abroad in job interviews and on your resume.

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    Learning abroad can help you develop new skills, more independence and self-confidence. You'll return with new skills that can't be learned on campus.

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    Studying overseas helps you see the world from a completely new perspective. The simplest things take on a new meaning when you are abroad.

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    Education abroad introduces you to a new culture, a new way of life. Whether you go to Ecuador or Zimbabwe, you'll learn to recognize and appreciate how culture determines values and behaviors.

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    Living abroad will give you an opportunity to make lifelong friendships with people you wouldn't have met.  You might even find yourself 'adopted' by a local family.

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    A semester, summer, or year abroad gives you the opportunity to participate in an international internship, an impressive asset in today's global marketplace.

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    Education abroad can give you an unparalleled opportunity to develop genuine fluency in a foreign language and meet your foreign language requirements.

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    International experience helps you to learn what it really means to be an 'American'. You'll learn what makes life in the United States different from anywhere else.

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    You'll be a part of the elite 4% of undergraduate students who have participated in education abroad program