Get Involved

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If you've ever been abroad, you may know what it's like trying to adjust to a new language and culture. Many international members of our community report that they have trouble meeting American students, practicing their English, and asking questions about U.S. culture. Some of these international students have the additional challenge of teaching in a U.S. classroom where language and cross-cultural communication skills are critical. If you would like to get involved and find ways to support local international populations, click on one of the links below.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Support international populations at the University on a volunteer basis.

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Academic Training Opportunities

Complete courses at the University of Virginia to expand your career skills and gain experience.

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Employment Opportunities

Work with faculty and staff at the Center for American English Language and Culture.


Volunteer Spotlight

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Linda Tran

Language Consultant Intern & Volunteer

In addition to being the Language Consultant Program Intern, I'm an LC volunteer, because I love the LC program, and I want to be able to understand my volunteers. I love my meetings with my language partner, because we root for each other and celebrate our victories. It's a great support system.

To read more "Humans of VISAS" stories, click here.

Do you need English language or cultural support? Find out what options we offer by going to this link.