International Programs

VMI emphasizes global outreach in many ways: study tours, cultural exchanges with foreign military academies and civilian universities, international internships, and study-abroad programs.

Studying and living in a foreign country is one of the most exciting experiences VMI cadets have in college. More than 100 cadets take advantage of our international programs every year. We offer exchange programs at military academies in France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Cadets are permitted to study abroad after the rat year. They may study abroad one regular semester (spring or fall) and as many summers as they like. Faculty-led summer programs are popular because they do not conflict with academic-year duties.

VMI has several scholarship funds to aid cadets who want to go abroadThe Office of International Programs assists cadets with applications for national scholarships, including the Fulbright, Olmsted, and Boren Scholarships and all aspects of planning study abroad programs.

Project GO is offered through the Office of International Programs & the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute. It is funded by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Project Global Officer

Learn Arabic in Fez, Morocco

  • Scholarship covers tuition/fees, airfare, room & board, books & more
  • 12 summer scholarships awarded annually
  • ROTC students from any college/university nationwide may apply
  • Your major does not matter: STEM students encouraged to apply
  • No previous language skills required
  • Earn college credits
  • Potentially qualify for proficiency bonus pay once commissioned
  • Open pathways to Foreign/Regional Officer careers

 

Apply for Project GO

Learn Arabic in Amman, Jordan

 

  • Scholarship covers tuition/fees, airfare, room & board, books & more
  • 2 scholarships covering the spring semester awarded annually
  • ROTC students from any college/university nationwide may apply
  • No previous language skills required
  • Earn college credits
  • Potentially qualify for proficiency bonus pay once commissioned
  • Open pathways to Foreign/Regional Officer careers

Apply for Project GO