The Cranwell International Center serves about 2,300 international undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and scholars (along with their families) from more than 110 nations. As the focal point for Virginia Tech's international community, the center provides a range of educational, social, and cultural programs.
In addition to responding to the needs of the international community, the Cranwell Center also encourages exchanges between international students and scholars and their U.S. counterparts, including residents of Blacksburg and the New River Valley. The center plays an active roll in organizing two popular campus events: the Dance of Nations, held each fall, and the International Street Fair, held each spring. Both events are a showcase for cultures from across the world and allow thousands of people to enjoy the foods, dances, and customs of these diverse cultures.
The Cranwell International Center was a gift to Virginia Tech by the William Cranwell family.
The Cranwell International Center was a gift to Virginia Tech by the William Cranwell family of Blacksburg. In spring 1986 it opened as a central focal point for international community activity.
Address: 417 Clay St. SW | Map Grid: O-7
Originally Built: | Abbreviation: CIC
Latitude: 37.22344 | Longitude: -80.41572