Return to Skip Menu

Main Navigation

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

Undergraduate Student

Eli Archer

Major: Geography concn. in Culture, Regions, and International Development

Expected Graduation Date: May 2016

  • Minor: 21st Century Studies

My name is Eli Archer, and I am a senior majoring in Geography with a focus in Culture, Regions, and International Development. I have a minor in 21st Century Studies, which included a two month international experience that took me to Morocco, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. This experience gave me the opportunity to gain insight in politics, religion, and culture in each region, as well as further develop my knowledge of case histories, studied as a continuation throughout the program. In Sri Lanka, I interned with Sarvodaya, the country’s largest and most established NGO, and met with various young entrepreneurs. My ideal job is to work internationally with NGOs like Sarvodaya, who work to create opportunity and balance in post-colonial life. During my time at Virginia Tech, I have taken interest in the effects of colonialism and decolonization on various countries worldwide, as well as the histories and motives of the forces behind colonialism. I come from a family of entrepreneurial artists and designers and would say that I look for compassion and creativity in any employer.

    Headshot of Eli Archer


25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017


Select a Major

We have 11 majors for you to choose from with over 10 options to specialize in. Select yours now and join us in bringing the future to nature.