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About Cranwell International Center

Cranwell International Center exists to articulate, advocate, and act in support of international students, amplifying their contributions to the Virginia Tech community and to the advancement of the university as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

Cranwell International Center, in partnership with other campus colleagues:

  • Educates students, faculty, and staff regarding the development of intercultural competence within the global context;
  • Engages the campus and broader community with a wide range of intercultural programs and services;
  • Enhances awareness of the unique contributions of international students;
  • Equips international students for success inside and outside the classroom;
  • Expands opportunities for meaningful interaction between domestic and international students;
  • Ensures institutional compliance with federal regulations governing the enrollment of international students;
  • Enriches institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Cranwell International Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Cranwell International Center at Harper Hall (0509)
240 West Campus Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6527
Fax: 540-231-3808

Campus Maps

GPS: Latitude: 37.22275 | Longitude: -80.42329


  • From I-81: Take exit 118B toward Christiansburg/Blacksburg.

  • Merge onto US-460 via exit 118B.

  • Travel on US-460 to the Price's Fork Downtown Exit.

  • Travel on Price's Fork Road to West Campus Drive (second traffic light) and turn right.

  • Travel on West Campus Drive past the Duck Pond and up the hill. Harper Hall is on the left across from Wallace Hall.

  • If you get to the traffic circle you have gone too far. Travel around the circle and head back down West Campus Drive.

Cranwell International Center opened in the spring of 1986 as a central focal point for international community activity, providing an array of educational, cultural, and social activities.

The Cranwell House at 417 Clay St. SW in Blacksburg, a gift to Virginia Tech by the William Cranwell family, served as the home of Cranwell International Center from 1986 to 2014. After the move to Harper Hall in 2014, the Cranwell name remained with the International Center because of the family’s vision and commitment to Virginia Tech’s international community.

While Cranwell International Center was established to respond to the specific needs of the international community, another goal has been to encourage interchange between the international guests and their U.S. colleagues, including members of the local community. Cranwell International Center services students, scholars, faculty, spouses, and visitors from 120 countries in all regions of the world.