- January 27, 2017

2017 is the Year of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster

“My favorite Chinese New Year tradition is the hanging of the red lanterns.” – Praneeth, India “I like visiting my relatives’ families on the Lunar New Year. Actually, it is called Tsagaan Sar which means White Moon. Visiting our relatives enables us to see the new members of the extended families. My favorite cuisine is […]

- January 18, 2017

Inauguration Information and Tips

Inauguration Information and Tips

On January 20th, the United States of America will swear in the 45th president. VIU’s northern Virginia location, only 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, provides students the opportunity to witness the event first hand. The official Oaths of Office for the President and Vice-President will take place around noon on Jan. 20th at the […]

- January 10, 2017

2017 Potluck Competition

2017 Potluck Competition

Each month, we host a potluck to celebrate our birthdays for that month. This year, we’re trying something new with the potlucks. Last year, we had a series of themed potlucks, but this year there will be no themes – just good ol’ food from your kitchen (or from the store, though that disqualifies you […]

5 Tips to Jump Start Your First Semester of 2017

5 Tips to Jump Start Your First Semester of 2017

Starting college in a new city and a new country can be scary and overwhelming, but you are not alone. Virginia International University is here to help students make the most of their experience and education. We’ve put together this list of 5 quick tips to help you settle in and make the most of […]

- January 9, 2017

Meet Ademola Philip Onafuye!

Meet Ademola Philip Onafuye!

  My name is Ademola Philip Onafuye from Nigeria and I am studying my Master of Science in International Relations (International Business).

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Effective Writing skills

Effective Writing skills

Effective writing skills are very important for success in any field, so mastering them is a crucial task for anyone. Effective writing skills help students during exams as well as writing resumes to impress future employers. Written communication can be classified into three categories: organization, style, and content. Organization of ideas Understand the basic purpose […]

- January 2, 2017

Integrated skills for TOEFL exam

Integrated skills for TOEFL exam

The TOEFL exam tests candidates on multiple skills that include speaking, listening, reading and writing of the English language. To excel in this exam, candidates need to practice, not only on each one of the sections in the exam, but also on integrating the different skills together. There is no predefined or a particular way […]

- October 24, 2016

2016 SALT Training Conference hosted by SPIA-VIU

2016 SALT Training Conference hosted by SPIA-VIU

Fairfax, Virginia, USA – October 24, 2016 – Virginia International University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) graciously hosted the Advocacy Training Conference for Social Action Linking Together (SALT) on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The free training was designed for educators, students, professionals and retirees, seeking to increase their understanding […]

The School of Business at Virginia International University Added New Concentrations to the Master of Business Administration Program.

The School of Business at Virginia International University Added New Concentrations to the Master of Business Administration Program.

  The School of Business at Virginia International University Added New Concentrations to the Master of Business Administration Program. Virginia International University is proud to announce that the School of Business added 4 new concentrations to its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. These new concentrations will help students develop their leadership skills and advance […]

International Business Conference 2016

International Business Conference 2016

This year, Virginia International University’s School of Business will host its first annual International Business Conference during October 27-28, at our main campus in Fairfax, Virginia.

- October 5, 2016

Meet Rolake Olajubu!

Meet Rolake Olajubu!

> My name is Rolake Olajubu from Nigeria and I am a student of VIU studying my Master of Science in International Relations (Business). 

- September 20, 2016

Book Presentation: Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

Book Presentation: Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 SPIA and the Center for Democracy will host an invited talk with author Syed Mohammed Ali.  Dr. Ali is a development anthropologist with over a decade of experience working on issues of marginalization and empowerment. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Pakistan, Australia and the U.S. and he also writes a […]

- September 12, 2016

WRMC Folklore, Rumors, and Myths Part I: Scheduling an Appointment

WRMC Folklore, Rumors, and Myths Part I: Scheduling an Appointment

Scheduling an Appointment I love walking around campus for many reasons: I can watch teachers and students interact, visit the many resources we have on campus, and hear what students and faculty say about–well–anything and everything! One of the things that especially delights my earlobes is when I hear rumors and myths about the WRMC. […]

- September 1, 2016

Presidents BBQ Event

Presidents BBQ Event

Come and join us for the President’s BBQ! We will be enjoying good food, live music, dance performances, and games.

- August 31, 2016

Effective ways to improve study skills

Effective ways to improve study skills

Study skills are various ways or approaches towards learning something. Every individual is different in terms of their learning approaches and understanding abilities. It is better to understand one’s own way that can lead to good results. Students with better study methods suitable for them can score well in exams and become successful in life. […]

- August 29, 2016

Tips for LSAT Logical Reasoning section

Tips for LSAT Logical Reasoning section

LSAT is a law entrance exam. The Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension and logical and verbal reasoning […]

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Tips for the TOEFL Exam

Tips for the TOEFL Exam

VIU school of Test Preparation offers result oriented training for standardized exams. The school has well experienced faculty who focuses on providing customized training to  achieve high score. We would like to suggest the following tips for achieving high score in your final exam Practice on computer Train yourself to work within a very limited time period. Take […]

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Proposed SAT changes from 2017

Proposed SAT changes from 2017

In the current SAT exam there is ¼ point penalty for wrong answers; in the new SAT, however, there will be no penalty. Presently, scoring is based out of 2400 which includes 800 for math, 800 for reading comprehension, and 800 for writing; in the future the test will be based out of 1600 where […]

- August 16, 2016

College Orientation Week Tips for International Students

College Orientation Week Tips for International Students

College is a major adjustment for any new student.  This statement is especially true for new international students; not only do they have to navigate a new campus and figure out their hectic schedules, but they must adapt to an entirely new culture, new environment, and possibly a new language.