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Student International Research Experiences

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Consider an opportunity to do research abroad! International research experiences offer you the opportunity to grow as an engineer and increase your global awareness. Apply your engineering skills in a practical way and build skills in business and cultural relations.

Start here:

  • Talk with your academic advisor
  • Ask your engineering department for information about opportunities to do research abroad
  • Take a look at Virginia Tech Global Engineering programs funded through National Science Foundation grants for International Research Experiences for Students (IRES).

Undergraduate students

Funding for research

Before going abroad

Any student traveling internationally must fill out the Virginia Tech Global Travel Assessment. This form can be requested by contacting