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 abroad. The 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.