http://www.international.vt.edu/

Process immigration paperwork for undergraduate international students coming to VT who are taking classes and exchange international students.

Contacts:

They work with undergraduate international students who are degree-seeking students at VT.

  • Do an orientation for all new international students at the beginning of the Fall semester
  • Will assist with immigration paperwork for undergraduate international students who are taking classes at VT
  • Have English practice groups
  • Offer crisis support and personal assistance
  • Host cultural programs and events
  • Have the Mozaiko living-learning community; opening Fall of 2017

http://secure.graduateschool.vt.edu/igss/general

Process immigration paperwork for graduate international students coming to VT and are taking classes.

Contacts:

IGSS staff are part of the Graduate School and in the Graduate Student Services Offices.

  • Advise graduate students who are taking classes at VT from admission through post-completion OPT (optional practical training)
  • Advise academic departments on the immigration status of international graduate students
  • Advise academic departments in employment eligibility of international graduate students

https://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/

Contacts:

Mostly work with study abroad programs

  • Help students study abroad including exchange students from partner universities
  • Advise students on study abroad program types
  • Support VT faculty-led programs and VT study centers in Switzerland and the Dominican Republic
  • Administers over $80,000 in scholarships
  • Assists faculty in creating internationally focused courses and programs
  • Serves as a resource for colleagues on international education

http://www.iss.vt.edu/

Process immigration paperwork for non-students and students (AT ALL CAMPUSES) who are coming to VT but are not taking classes.

Contacts:

ISS provides services in three (3) areas:

  • Provide visas services to non-students, which includes management of the international visitor and student intern processes
  • Oversee the international agreement approval process
  • Perform oversight of Phi Beta Delta, the international honors society

“Support the universities mission by leading projects that raise the standard of living in developing countries.”

https://www.outreach.vt.edu/Outreach0.html

Contacts:

This office oversees:

  • The Global Education Office
  • ISS
  • OIRED
  • The Language and Culture Institute
  • Steger Center for International Scholarship

OIRED also assists with presidential level visits and set the guidelines for hosting an international delegation or visitor:

http://www.outreach.vt.edu/International/International-visitors.html

https://www.lci.vt.edu/

Has two locations:

Contacts in Blacksburg:

Contacts in Fairfax, VA:

The LCI “aims to promote intercultural competence and understanding by connecting people across borders and disciplines.”

  • Has several global initiatives and special programs including Fulbright Scholars
  • Offer an intensive English Program
  • Administer the TOEFL, offer a preparation course for the TOEFL and administer the English

http://www.nvc.vt.edu/current-students/graduate-student-services-office

Contact:

Jessica Mullins, Graduate Student Immigration Specialist

Phone: (703) 538-8326
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & SCHOLAR SERVICES
Northern Virginia Center - Room 411

A satellite office of the VT Graduate School

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Changes to current status (readmission, non-degree to degree)
  • Citizenship verification for Financial Aid
  • International Students and Scholars Services
  • Plan of Study Review (Course Changes, Committee Changes)
  • Processing Graduate School forms
  • Receiving official transcripts for admissions or transfer credit. Request for official Virginia Tech transcripts must go to the Registrar in Blacksburg
  • Registration assistance
  • Student events, in partnership with the Graduate Student Assembly

http://engage.vt.edu/

Contact:

Eliza Wethey , Associate Director of Global Engagement

A service-learning and civic engagement center in VT's Division of Student Affairs

  • Develop service programs and community learning opportunities
  • Any sign up for a service-learning trip is processed by VT Engage