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Visitors at the International Street Fair in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, mark where they are from on a map.

Fostering global perspectives

Virginia Tech is home to more than 4,400 international students — more than any university in Virginia. Students come from more than 110 countries around the world.

“While international students experience our campus they also provide global perspectives to classroom discussions, expand our research connections, create cultural awareness among students, and help engage students to experience other countries and cultures,” said David Clubb, director of the Cranwell International Center.

The center provides advocacy and assistance to all international visitors in adjusting to life at Virginia Tech. Among the programs Cranwell organizes are the International Street Fair, which displays the diverse cultures represented in the university community, and the monthly International Cafe Hour, at which international student groups serve food, set up decorations, and plan special events that showcase their country’s culture.