SyrianBlanketDrive_WebBannerOver the last several weeks, Virginia International University students, faculty, and staff collected over 800 blankets, comforters, and other linens to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey. Last year, a group of local community leaders and organizations organized this blanket drive for refugees after visiting refugee campus in Turkey. Their effort resulted in the collection of 18,000 blankets which were then delivered to the refugee camps in Turkey and helped keep countless families warm through the harsh winter. Recognizing this extraordinary achievement, VIU’s School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) honored the drive organizers and pledged to be a partner in the 2014 drive.

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Aimed at helping the international student community of VIU excel in their English language skills before enrolling into a degree program, the School of Language Studies offers a top quality English as a second language (ESL) program. This is an exciting avenue by which many students start their journey into academics in the US.

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Do you ever find yourself wishing for an easier, faster, flashier, more creative, more collaborative – the list goes on and on! – way to complete your classroom assignments and projects? Here are some innovative online solutions to help you take your work from boring and unorganized to exciting and well-coordinated!LEARN

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