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Education Abroad

Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) students can participate in a variety of education abroad activities through the Virginia Tech Education Abroad Office and through the BSE department. 

Education Abroad for Biological Systems Engineering in Europe

Would you like to study abroad in Ireland?  Virginia Tech is the lead U.S. institution for an education abroad program for biological systems engineering students to study one or two semesters in Ireland at University College Dublin (UCD).  

 If you are interested in applying to study at one of the partner institutions or would like more information, please contact Priscilla Baker.

Travel Scholarships

The Julia Kathleen Pryde Memorial Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of her family, friends and our alumni in 2007 in memory of Julia Pryde (BS ’06, MS ’07) who passed away tragically on April 16, 2007.. The fund supports undergraduate and graduate BSE students who are interested in international activities, particularly in sustainability of the environment, as Julia was.

Please submit the Julia K. Pryde Memorial Travel Grant Application form to apply for a scholarship related to the sustainability of the environment.  Scholarships are accepted any time, preferably at least two months before the proposed activity.  The application form provides more information regarding scope of eligible activities during Fall 2020 and Wintermester 2021, given COVID-19 international travel restrictions

This program is not being offered for 20-21 award year.
The Pratt Scholarship is intended to support international travel and programs that broaden our student’s educational, professional and personal background. In BSE the fund can be used by students for international exchanges, internships, volunteer work, and for travel to international conferences at which the student is presenting their work.






Priscilla Baker
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
307 Seitz Hall