Global Opportunities

The foundation’s Steger Center for International Scholarship is the university’s European campus center and base for operations and support of its programs in the region. The center’s location in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland, is also close to major northern Italian cities such as Milan.

A wide variety of semester-long and summer study abroad programs provide diverse learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The residential learning communities based at the Steger Center go far beyond the traditional classroom experience and take advantage of Ticino’s strategic location. With spectacular natural beauty, varied educational opportunities, and rich cultural and historical heritage in the area, students are offered a unique international experience. Visit the university's site for the Steger Center for International Scholarship here.

Multiple departments at Virginia Tech are taking advantage of this unique foundation property at Villa Maderni: