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A global gateway

The Language and Culture Institute connects Virginia Tech with the world. We advance the university's global engagement efforts by facilitating academic linkages across borders, creating strategic international partnerships, attracting the brightest talent from around the world, and creating meaningful programs that expand students’ worldviews.

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Earn university credit while improving your English.

Transition to American academic life through full-time English language instruction.

Discounted classes available to spouses of all Virginia Tech employees and students.

Free weekly  conversation classes for all Virginia Tech faculty and staff.

Spoken English aptitude interview for J-1 exchange visitors.  

Details about how to register for the test in Blacksburg.