Students study abroad atop the Alps in Austria.
Students on a study abroad program in Europe climbed The Alps during a visit to Innsbruck, Austria. Photo by Samntha Redfern

From: The Global Education Office

The Global Education Approval Committee (GEAC) was established to ensure that study abroad programming is consistent with university standards, in accord with Policy 1070, and compliant with SCHEV guidelines in Virginia higher education. 

The committee has worked to establish criteria and develop a university-wide approval process for faculty-led programs. The initial implementation of the approval process is planned for Fall 2018, applicable to proposals for 2019 summer and fall programs.

Materials related to the approval process are available for viewing including:

These materials should assist faculty as they develop programs throughout the summer months. The submission process is set to launch on August 15, 2018.

The new program proposal form substantially replaces the current Virginia Tech Global Travel Assessment. In order to complete details needed for emergency cards, Clery Act, STEP, etc., such information will be collected 30 days prior to a program's start date.

For questions, contact VTGlobalSafety@vt.edu.