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Overseas Experiences for Engineers

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Project ended on April 27, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Overseas Experiences for Engineers

The Student Engineers Abroad Council (SEAC) is made up of Virginia Tech engineering students who aim to help our fellow students pursue academic experiences abroad. We create scholarship opportunities for students based on both need and merit. BUT, in order to provide these opportunities, we need your help!


In today's world, a globally minded approach to solving problems is essential. Each year at Virginia Tech, over 500 engineering students participate in experiences abroad. These include study abroad programs, research experiences, senior design projects, service programs, and internships which take place in over 30 different countries. Programs such as the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program allow first-year engineering students to travel to one of six countries to experience engineering problems from a local perspective, while research exchanges in China and the United Kingdom provide valuable experience in international research. Senior design projects and service programs in Nepal, Haiti and Malawi allow students to solve real-world engineering problems in collaboration with local communities. Not only do students learn about other cultures and languages, further their academic ambitions, and discover how their engineering skills fit into a global context, but they prepare themselves to truly live Virginia Tech's motto of Ut Prosim ("That I May Serve").


SEAC offers scholarships anywhere from $500 to $2,000 to help students defray the costs of overseas travel, tuition, and living costs. Your generous, tax-deductible gift invests in tomorrow’s STEM leaders, increases access to education abroad for engineering students, and supports students’ engagement in the world. For just $12, you can help a student have an unparalleled experience abroad!


For more information about engineering abroad programs and the Student Engineers' Abroad Council (SEAC), check out the Office of Global Engineering, Engagement and Research. We thank you for your support of engineering students!



VT Flag on Mountain
Virginia Tech students representing the Hokie Nation abroad.


Preparing for their senior design project, mechanical engineering students Garret Burks (top left) and Ashley Taylor (bottom center) traveled to Malawi in summer 2013 to learn more about the country, its people, and its hospital resources. The team is designing and building an infant respirator that can be used without electricity. Photo courtesy of Ashley Taylor.



VT Engineers building bridges
Virginia Tech engineering students building bridges in Haiti.



Choose a giving level


Orange Effect Level

Give the gift of transportation. This donation will provide transportation for students to get to school or their research lab to gain hands-on experience in their engineering field.


Maroon Effect Level

Give the gift of culture. This donation will expand students' diversity and world view by providing a cultural experience.


VPI Level

Give a gift of experience. This donation will provide students with everything they need to succeed abroad for 1 day, including transportation, food, lodging, and tuition.


Hokie Bird Level

Give the gift of knowledge. This donation will provide students with textbooks and research materials.


Hokie Stone Level

Give a gift of global engagement. This donation will provide students with a new passport.


Pylons Level

Give a gift of professionalism. This donation will help students attend an international engineering event.


Buruss Hall Level

Give a gift of immersion, diversity and knowledge. This donation will provide plane tickets for students.


Ut Prosim Level

Give a gift of purpose. This donation will help students pay for their program fee and enable them to venture abroad.

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