- July 30, 2014

Thank you, professors!

Thank you, professors!

Upon arriving at their new universities, many students are unaware of what to expect in the first year. They expect to gain knowledge, make new friends, and have good times while finding a new sense of direction. But imagine facing those challenges in a new country! I felt the weight of all those challenges and […]

Fall 2014 Course Schedule Updated

Fall 2014 Course Schedule Updated

The Fall 2014 course schedule has been updated. Please review the updated schedule to ensure that your current registration matches with any and all of the course changes. If you have any questions please contact the SCIS program coordinator–contact information linked below.

- July 22, 2014

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Are you thinking of starting your own business venture? Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to be your own boss, set your own agenda and schedule, and make a decent living doing something you enjoy. However, successful entrepreneurship requires thorough reflection and market knowledge, in-depth planning, creativity, hard work, and […]

- July 21, 2014

Real-Life Entrepreneur: Patcharee Wetpisai

Real-Life Entrepreneur: Patcharee Wetpisai

Recent MBA graduate Patcharee Wetpisai took Dr. Onu’s entrepreneurship advice to heart in taking advantage of opportunities to grow her own family business. Read her story here: Patcharee stands in her graduation cap and gown, surrounded by family I am a 2014 VIU graduate with a double MBA major in HR Management and Marketing Management. […]

- July 18, 2014

A Day in the Life of a VIU Student: Koheita Nagai

A Day in the Life of a VIU Student: Koheita Nagai

When Koheita Nagai arrived in the USA from Japan in May 2013, the only English words he knew were “Hello” and “Good morning.” At first, life was difficult – no English, no friends, nowhere to settle down. However, after six months, his life in America has improved dramatically; he improved his English, found a great […]

- July 14, 2014

Scholarships Part II: Tips for Scholarship Applicants

Scholarships Part II: Tips for Scholarship Applicants

Do Your Research  • There are search sites which pull scholarships from many sources. Find a site that you like and create an account! Check back often for new and updated scholarships.  • Find out what department is responsible for scholarships at your school and become familiar with the scholarship offerings, requirements, and deadlines.  • […]

Preparing Global Leaders: 15 Years of Excellence

Preparing Global Leaders: 15 Years of Excellence

Global leaders possess an exceptional set of characteristics which make them stand out and enable them to succeed. Three key factors help educate young people to empower them to become future global leaders. First, it takes a special vision and a visionary who can guide those young people and all those impacting them. Second, it […]

Founding the Latin American Culture Club

Founding the Latin American Culture Club

VIU has many different student clubs: the African Pride Club, the IT Club, and the Indian Spirit Club, among many others. Students create the clubs themselves, based on their interests. Through their participation in club activities, students get to know each other and form a close-knit community of peers, a closeness that defines VIU. One […]

- July 7, 2014

Scholarships Part I: Our Students’ Success is VIU’s Success

Scholarships Part I: Our Students’ Success is VIU’s Success

It is well-known that students feel more motivated when they are recognized for their effort and hard work, and as a result, they are more likely to be engaged in activities proposed by their professors and university. Thus, the question is: what is the best way for a university to acknowledge and promote student accomplishments […]

Diplomatic Connections

Diplomatic Connections

Virginia International University has had great diplomatic connections, as a result of its diverse student body and active community outreach. Recently, VIU officials began the latest series of meetings with ambassadors as well as cultural and educational attachés in order to foster relationships with officials in partner countries, receive advice and connections with other educational […]

- July 3, 2014

What’s Next in Online Education?

What’s Next in Online Education?

Over the last decade, there has been a tangible shift in education towards online programs. While online programs have not replaced the on-campus experience, they have come a long way from their beginnings, both in terms of technology & culture. In the early days of online or distance education, students would read some material, send […]

- July 1, 2014

African Bridge to Education: Alex John Luketa

African Bridge to Education: Alex John Luketa

Virginia International University students and alumni are passionate about business, technology, innovation, and bringing change to their communities. One of our most passionate alumni is Alex John Luketa from Tanzania, whose passion is connecting African students with education opportunities in the US at VIU. Having graduated with an MBA in International Business Management, one of […]

“Selfies” Go Viral

“Selfies” Go Viral

Selfies are becoming more and more popular these days and the word is becoming more widely used by young people and older generations alike. Even NASA took advantage of this pop culture trend with their “Global Selfie” Earth Day initiative in which they asked people from all around the world to snap and then submit […]

Students Will Pursue Policy-Related Internships in the Capital

Students Will Pursue Policy-Related Internships in the Capital

If you are interested in politics-domestic or global-and if you crave the excitement of electoral competition, high-wired campaigns, and policy making, you can hardly find a better location than Fairfax, Virginia. The School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) at VIU is relatively young, yet from its opening, its two programs of Masters in International […]

Conference Attracts Educators from Around the World

Conference Attracts Educators from Around the World

With well over 200 participants from all around the world, the inaugural Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC), organized by the VIU School of Education, was a major success.  Attendees represented institutions from four continents including North America, South America, Africa, and Asia; the CLLC additionally hosted teacher-practitioners, researchers, business leaders, and community services […]