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. The Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC) created the VISAS program to help international members of the UVA Community develop their English language and intercultural communication skills and to build bridges between domestic and international UVA community members. In 2020, CAELC created MOVE to provide translated resources to speakers of other language at UVA and in Charlottesville needing access to critical relief services.
If you are interested in joining us a volunteer and supporting these populations, click the links below to find out more information.
Find out about other opportunities to get involved at CAELC by going to this link.