|I am delighted you have considered VIU as part of your educational journey. Learners from every corner of the world come here to receive an education that prepares them to be globally competitive. We invite you to be part of that group.|
Virginia International University's distinction from other institutions of higher learning is its mission to educate people from all over the world through an equally diverse faculty and staff. Our team is absolutely committed to providing you with a fully supportive, but challenging, learning environment designed to guarantee your academic success. Your complete well-being as you learn here is our top priority.
As VIU enters its next decade, I encourage you to take full advantage of the exciting possibilities available to you both at our school and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This is your opportunity to strive for excellence in your own education and to make your mark in the world.
It is my privilege to have you here.
Dr. Sarac, President
Virginia International University
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Virginia International University is committed to setting a new standard in higher education. Through our student-centered approach, we endeavor to provide a positive environment for learning. Our programs are structured to allow students great flexibility in the design and direction of their own studies. At the same time, every student is assigned a personal mentor who acts as a guide in course selection and career orientation. VIU offers tuition scholarships to high potential students, because we believe that good education should be available to everyone, including those who do not have the necessary funds to pursue higher education.
To keep pace with the latest developments in technology and teaching, our curriculum and materials are regularly reviewed and revised, and our instructors receive further training, as necessary. As students near completion of their programs, VIU career counselors help place them in internships and other work-study positions with companies and organizations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
VIU is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that our standards and processes are consistent with expectations that CHEA has established for quality, improvement, and accountability.
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Business Programs: VIU's Business Programs enable students to gain knowledge in the core business areas of management, finance, marketing, and decision-making. The program provides students with high quality, professional education in business administration, thereby qualifying students for more diverse job opportunities. At the graduate level, an MBA degree (Masters of Business Administration) is available with concentrations in:
A Bachelor of Business Administration as well as certificate programs are also offered in:
Computer Programs: The computer industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy, and that growth promises to continue well into the next century. Computer Science is one of the most dynamic and rewarding fields of study, and presents opportunities in the broadest range of professional disciplines. By maintaining a balance between education, research and interdisciplinary collaborations, VIU opens this universe of opportunities for our students. VIU offers:
English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs: VIU's English as a Second Language program is designed to prepare students for academic success. Our students learn the skills necessary to become confident writers, fluent speakers, effective listeners, strong readers, and well-prepared for English proficiency exams. In addition to the traditional language classes and TOEFL preparation, we offer courses in business English, academic vocabulary, and various aspects of American culture. Our students have an opportunity to make life-long friends with people from all over the world while attending classes and participating in a variety of social events. ESL classes are offered during the spring, fall, and summer semesters. Full-time students attend 20 hours of classes per week; during the summer, students attend 24 hours of classes each week.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): VIU offers two TESOL programs: Master of Arts in TESOL and TESOL graduate certificate program. VIU TESOL programs prepare native and near-native speakers of English to teach English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
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Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, bordered by the states of Virginia and Maryland in the northeastern part of the country. This District of Columbia possesses a graceful dignity that's captured in its monuments, museums and memorials. Only a handful of cities rival Washington, DC's history and influence, and visits to the Lincoln Memorial, the White House or the Smithsonian leave lifetime impressions, as do somber moments spent at the Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Holocaust Museum or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. While tens of millions of tourists visit the city each year, the Washington Metropolitan Area has a resident population of 5.3 million people.
Given its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the DC metro area offers abundant opportunities for internships and work-study arrangements. Virginia International University is committed to taking full advantage of its proximity for the ultimate benefit of the students it serves.
We look forward to welcoming you to Virginia International University! To learn more, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we will respond directly. Otherwise, please visit viu.edu.
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