VT Student Organizations


Student Engineers Abroad Council (SEAC)

Members of SEAC are study abroad veterans and hopefuls. The council hosts events to inform engineering students of international opportunities and publishes a monthly newsletter; see our archived newsletters for more information.


IAESTE (I-ess-tay) stands for the "International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience". Established in this country in 1950, IAESTE United States has a mission to enhance technical, professional development and to promote international understanding.The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad.

Engineers without Borders

The Virginia Tech chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA partners with disadvantaged communities. EWB  improves community quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.



Students at International Fair on the drillfield
RSAP Students
Student studying abroad, posing by Irish Sea

Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to Prosperity at Virginia Tech is a student-led service organization that seeks to empower developing communities through the building of foot bridges. Connecting communities through infrastructure advances community public works, economic prosperity, and access to schools, medicine, jobs, and markets. Bridges to Prosperity seeks to enhance the lives of each student involved by providing an opportunity to broaden cultural perspectives, gain hands-on professional experience, and allowing students to use their own education to serve others.

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

ESW mobilizes students and professionals through education, technical projects and collaborative action to impact local and global sustainability challenges.

Service without Borders (SWB)

Service without Borders (SWB) is an interdisciplinary, student-led organization whose mission is to share the spirit of Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim, locally and globally by providing assistance to communities in need. SWB projects engage students in real-world design, project management, construction, marketing, fund raising, and cultural experiences. In January 2016, a group of Virginia Tech students and professors traveled to Nepal to assess earthquake damage in the culturally Tibetan community of Dhumba.

In partnership with the Dhumba village leaders, the SWB team decided that rehabilitation of the village irrigation system would have the greatest effect on agricultural productivity and livelihoods in the community. Locally, Service without Borders is involved with projects in and around the Blacksburg community.  

SWB Website

SWB on GobblerConnect

Other Organizations

Engineering World Health (EWH)

EWH is a dynamic global organization serving engineering students, healthcare professionals, communities around and, most importantly, patients in need. EWH inspires, educates and empowers young engineers, scientists and medical professionals from more developed parts of the world to use their engineering skills to improve global health.  EWH offers young professionals an eye-opening, life-changing experience that encourages life-long engagement with global health, and enables them immediately to provide meaningful service to patients in the developing world.