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Virginia International University’s mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with a commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

If you’re searching for the right university for your needs, whether you’re looking solely at Virginia universities or doing a broader search, you’ll probably notice how guides to higher institutions often provide information about the diversity of the student population. That’s because of the benefits received from a genuine multi-cultural experience.

As Peterson’s puts it, “learning and living among students from various racial, ethnic, cultural, geographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, with a wide array of academic, extracurricular, and social interests, will benefit every student and the college as a whole. Students’ exposure to diverse views and individuals will provide them with greater personal development and challenge, broaden their perspectives, and increase their knowledge of the world as it really is.”

Meanwhile, TeachHub.com lists benefits of multicultural education as provided by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). This type of educational experience:

  • Helps students develop positive self-image.
  • Offers students an equitable educational opportunity.
  • Allows multiple perspectives and ways of thinking.
  • Combats stereotypes and prejudicial behavior.
  • Teaches students to critique society in the interest of social justice.

Virginia International University provides a true multicultural experience, hosting students from more than 100 countries.

International Student Services Office

If you’re an international student with a dream to study in the United States, we provide numerous services to help you transition in our International Student Services Office, including information about US immigration regulations for university students. You can also find our policies and procedures, answers to frequently asked questions and more, including links to helpful websites.

Master of Science in International Relations

If you’re planning to build a career in an international organization, such as the United Nations, World Bank, multi-national corporations, intergovernmental or non-profit organizations – among just some examples – then consider our Master of Science in International Relations degree.

This graduate degree gives professionals a solid understanding of complex issues outside of our borders. And, besides understanding current global issues and their implications, courses and instructors empower graduate students to work in today’s dynamic, fast-paced environment. Concentration areas: International Economic Development and International Business.
Whether you are an international student or a student from the United States who wants a diverse, culturally rich educational experience, we are an excellent choice.

Apply online now for summer classes at Virginia International University. Call toll-free at +1 (800) 514-6848 with questions or email info@viu.edu today.