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Global Engineering Ambassadors

global engineering ambassadors fall 2019

The Global Engineering Ambassadors exist to promote global awareness and assist engineers in the pursuit of international experiences.

The Global Engineering Ambassadors are a selective group of enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated undergraduate and graduate engineering students who help the Global Engineering office (GEER) with  to support global experiences and initiatives for Virginia Tech’s engineering students. Ambassadors will help with those efforts by volunteering for approximately 5 hours of support every semester and receiving professional development opportunities. Sample activities include:

  • Running information booths at the Global Education Fair in the fall semester and the Global Education Resource Fair in the spring semester
  • Outreach to on-campus engineering organizations and engineering classes to promote global experiences 
  • Talking with prospective students and parents about global opportunities at the College of Engineering Open House in April 
  • Welcoming international exchange students to the college 
  • Giving presentations for Galileo and Hypatia groups 
  • Participating in global perspectives and communications training

If you are enthusiastic about global engineering and eager to share your experiences with others while helping other students achieve their goals, we hope you will apply!

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application here.

2. Ask a faculty member, academic adviser, organization adviser, work or internship supervisor to complete the recommendation form and submit it by October 24.

Application deadline: October 24 at 11:59pm

GEA-SEC Study Abroad Scholarship
Engineering students participating in study abroad experiences can apply for this scholarship to support their travel overseas.

Connect with us!

All students can sign up to receive updates about program and scholarship opportunities and deadlines as well as invitations to global-themed events. To sign-up for the global engineering news listserv, please email

Stay up to date on events and opportunities without checking your email by liking EngAbroadVT on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Global Engineering Ambassadors, 2019-2020

Ben Roston
Brody Fisher
Dominic LoPinto
Jackson Deweese
Jimmy Burke
Katie Pontzer
Megan Peterson (ex officio)
Sydney Silkroski