TOEFL/IELTS for Au pairs

TOEFL/IELTS for Au pairs

Being an Au pair in a foreign country is both challenging and rewarding in nature. Au pairs gain good experience staying with the host family. They also have an advantage to learn a foreign language. As per the rules set by US Department of State an Au pair has to complete a mandatory educational requirement […]

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Standing Out in a Meeting

Standing Out in a Meeting

How to Stand Out in a Meeting: Hints & Tips for Making a Memorable Impression Is there a big meeting on your schedule in which you will be presenting or brushing elbows with powerful colleagues or business contacts? Maybe it is time for you to brush up on some of your professional skills. Check our […]

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Following the growing trend toward globalizing education, last month, the U.S. Department of Education published a new international education strategy for 2012-2016. This strategy comes on the heels of the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession held on March 14-15, 2012 in New York and the 13th annual International Education Week,November 12-16, 2012. The […]

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch Over 130 students, staff and faculty gathered in the Waples Mill Conference Room for VIU’s traditional Thanksgiving Lunch. The annual event was started in 2007 to introduce our international students to an integral part of American culture and make all of our students, staff and faculty feel at home. VIU Vice-President […]

Gone Global: MBA Edition

Gone Global: MBA Edition

Whether you aspire to be a marketing guru, a Wall Street financier or the founder of the next Google, you just realized you want an MBA. But in this new high-paced globalized world with thousands of programs to choose from how do you get an excellent education that will prepare you for business success without […]

@ VIU | Faculty Spotlight – Jason Cherubini

@ VIU | Faculty Spotlight – Jason Cherubini

For some time now, we have been featuring student voices on the VIU Website and Blog.  It is a nice change of pace to gain faculty perspective on what makes VIU unique, and a wonderful place to study as well.  One of our instructors, Jason Cherubini, talks here about his experiences teaching in the School […]

@ VIU | Student Spotlight: Brenda Callahan

@ VIU | Student Spotlight: Brenda Callahan

One of the lesser known facts about our institution are the financial benefits that we provide to different individuals.  VIU is n authorized provider of Veteran’s benefits to the US Armed Forces.  We are able to offer great opportunities for students to come and study at our institution while receiving great benefits in funding from […]

@VIU | VIU in Collaboration with UACS

@VIU | VIU in Collaboration with UACS

Virginia International University (VIU) and the University American College Skopje (UACS), located in the Skopje, Republic of Macedonia entered into an Academic Collaboration on June 18, 2012, during a signing ceremony hosted at VIU’s campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The agreement focuses on on educational and scholarly cooperation between the universities, as well as in research […]

@ VIU | VIU Commencement Ceremony 2012

@ VIU | VIU Commencement Ceremony 2012

Click play to see a video from VIU’s Graduation Ceremony held on April 28, 2012!

@VIU | VIU Abroad

@VIU | VIU Abroad

Written by Ariunaa Dashtsogt, VIU MBA Student Virginia International University is developing in such a dynamic way. We are improving our cooperation with other universities and educational institutions both domestically and internationally. As VIU builds concrete relationships with universities outside of the United States, we enable many prospective students to receive high quality education that […]

@VIU | VIU Staff Runs Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon

@VIU | VIU Staff Runs Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon

On March 17, 2012 the Rock N Roll Marathon Series came to Washington, DC.  The Rock N Roll Race series travels around the country and allows participants to run in either a half- or full marathon. Additionally, the tour goes to parts of Europe as well. Perhaps, what is really interesting about the marathon series […]

Topics in International Education | Is World Power Shifting East: Impacts on the West and the Rest?

Topics in International Education | Is World Power Shifting East: Impacts on the West and the Rest?

Reported by VIU MBA Student, Ariunaa Dashtsogt Louis Armstrong’s signature piece, “What A Wonderful World” filled the auditorium as hundreds filed in for Dr. Jennifer Bailey’s lecture “Is World Power Shifting East?” on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the front of the auditorium, Dr. Bailey stood resplendent in a technicolor, gold-embroidered, […]

@VIU | Annual Cherry Blossom Visit!

@VIU | Annual Cherry Blossom Visit!

Today marks the official beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC! Each year, VIU students travel the short 20 miles from our university into Washington, DC to view the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees on the National Mall.  For those of you who aren’t aware, those trees have a rich history. In 1912 […]

@ VIU | VIU Launches Summer Institute for Professional Development

@ VIU | VIU Launches Summer Institute for Professional Development

Virginia International University (VIU), located in Fairfax, Virginia the launch of Professional Development Workshops for Business Leaders and Academicians, designed to help prepare participants to teach and conduct business in English language settings. The Program is designed for participants who already possess a general proficiency in the English language. Our six-week program has been divided […]

VIU Student Earns PMP Certification

VIU Student Earns PMP Certification

VIU is very proud to announce that MBA Student, Dixon Peters has earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMI is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1969. PMI has over 600,000 members and operates in approximately 185 countries worldwide. PMI is the premier institute in awarding PMP […]

10 Tips on how to Pay for College!

10 Tips on how to Pay for College!

In the past five years, the face of the global economy has seen drastic shifts. There have been major financial crises in what is generally considered the world’s top-performing countries ranging from housing market crashes, to increased unemployment rates, to unpredictability in the stock exchange, and heightened oil prices.  The United States has been no […]

VIU Begins New Year with Accreditation Renewal!

VIU Begins New Year with Accreditation Renewal!

Fairfax, Virginia: Virginia International University (VIU) is proud to announce that the university’s accreditation has been renewed. The institution underwent a renewal visit in 2011, and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) has extended VIU’s accreditation through December 31, 2015. VIU has been accredited by the ACICS since 2008. ACICS is an […]

@VIU | School of Online Education Lowers Tuition Rates

@VIU | School of Online Education Lowers Tuition Rates

VIU’s School of Online Education is proud to announce that we have lowered our tuition rates for all programs and courses offered online! Due to a decrease in costs required to run online courses, the School of Online Education has made the decision to greatly lower our per-credit hour tuition rates.  Tuition rates for the […]

Finding A Sense of Direction

Finding A Sense of Direction

This post was written by new VIU Blog Contributor, Gabriela Pereira. Gabriela is pursuing her MBA in International Business at VIU. Join me in welcoming Gabriela’s thoughts and words on VIU’s Blog! I recently had to develop a “personal business plan” for the International Business Strategy class that is part of my MBA program this […]

VIU Oriental Club Holds First Meeting at Thanksgiving Luncheon

VIU Oriental Club Holds First Meeting at Thanksgiving Luncheon

We are happy to announce that VIU Students have formed a new student organization : The Oriental Club. This club represents East Asian students studying at VIU and includes students from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau, North Korea, Taiwan, and China. More than 100 students of oriental descent are presently studying at […]