Monthly Archives: October 2014

Travel Trainings for Faculty November 3rd and 6th

The Controller’s Office is hosting travel trainings specifically
for study abroad/international travel programs.

Learn more and RSVP

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New Horizons ICTAS Seminar on Tuesday, 2-4PM, November 11

Prof. Paul Struik from Wageningen University, NL, will visit campus on November 10-12. He will give an ICTAS New Horizons seminar  (“Institutional Change Towards Sustainable Intensification of African Agriculture”) on Tuesday, November 11, 2-4PM, at 310 Kelly Hall/ICTAS (the seminar itself will be 2-3, followed by informal discussion).


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For Faculty: Getting your program off the ground

Tuesday, October 28 
9:00am – 12:00pm

Drillfield Room, Inn at Virginia Tech

Join us for “Getting Your Program Off the Ground.” The session will be geared toward those thinking about leading a short-term study abroad program, currently with a program in-development, or first-time program leaders with a program in the implementation stage.
Feel free to join us for part or all of the event.
Part I:
Program Development Tips & Advice, 9:00am – 10:30am
We will hear the considerations, successes/challenges, and tips from several veteran faculty program leaders representing diverse college perspectives.

Part II: Program Administration, 10:30am – 12:00pm   
In part two, we’ll address program design considerations, program approval, and related university policies and requirements.

RSVP here!

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Global Education October Newsletter

Link to Newsletter

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Scholarships for highschool students to study language

The U.S. Department of State Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.   The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit for more information.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey.This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-16 programs are due January 7, 2015.  Visit for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The programwas established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit or watch this video about U.S. high school student exchanges.   To receive printed brochures and/or posters about our study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to information on having an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State- sponsored exchange student.  Learn more at

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