Category: Events

Fall Program Leader Pre-Departure Workshop

The GEO will be holding the Fall Program Leader Pre-Departure Workshop focused on health, safety and risk management on Friday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, Meeting Room B.

All are welcome to attend, but the training event is designed specifically for those leading programs during the upcoming Winter, Spring, or Spring Break sessions. Please register by Thursday, December 4.

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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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Distinguished Lecture by Pedro Sanchez May 28th

Pedro Sanchez, 2002 World Food Prize Laureate, will present the Blaser Distinguished Lecture on May 28, 3PM, in Fralin Auditorium:

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International Street Fair Sunday, April 27th 12-5pm!

The event is held in downtown Blacksburg where College Avenue is transformed into a multicultural marketplace where vendors sell international foods, handicrafts, and more. The fair also features live performances of traditional music and dance from around the world.

More info

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USAID Webinar: Linking the Fate of the Oceans to the Future of Food Security

April 22, 10:00 to 11:30am.

Dr. Sylvia Earle. Dr. Earle will address the state of oceans in the 21st century and provide insights on how we can balance the need for food security with natural resource conservation.

Register here

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Islam: What 1.6 billion people really think

Wednesday Feb 12, 1:00-3:00pm, Info Booth A in Squires (across from ABP)
Stop by to ask questions: learn more about Islam, get your free copy of Quran interpretation in English, view Islamic art from different countries, get your name in Arabic, and enjoy tasting Arabian dates. All for free. Contact grad student Haitham at for more information.

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Love Around the World

Friday, Feb 14, 6:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Cranwell International Center and the Campus Alcohol and Abuse Prevention Center (CAAPC) are partnering to present the annual international spring social with food and drinks from across the globe and an opportunity to interact with others from around the world.  This event requires pre-registration at and only those who register will be admitted to the event.  For more info contact the Cranwell International Center at

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