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International program leader training offered

Study abroad students visiting a location.
Photo courtesy of Franz Szymanski

From: The Global Education Office, part of Outreach and International Affairs

The Global Education Office offers several training opportunities throughout the academic year to support faculty and administrators in their efforts to lead study abroad programs. Virginia Tech’s Global Travel Policy 1070 requires faculty/staff to be trained every two years in order to lead students abroad. To meet this requirement, faculty leaders will first attend New Program Leader Training and then every two years attend Program Leader Community Update. We welcome those in leadership and supporting faculty-led programs to attend as well. If you are interested in either training opportunity, please register here.

New Program Leader Training (Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) is designed to provide program leaders and those supporting programs with the tools and resources to lead students abroad, meeting training requirements.* A main focus of the training is health, safety, and risk management, including best practice in leading students abroad and compliance with university policy and procedure, all with the goal of enabling a safe, successful experience. The agenda for this session ends with a catered lunch.


Program Leader Community Update (previously Returning Faculty-Leader Training) (Oct. 27 or 28, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) is for those who have previously attended the New Program Leader Training. This training is a concentrated session and at completion updates faculty/staff training compliance.* 

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