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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.

Earn master's level credits while improving your English and academic research skills.

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

Multilevel course series to help you make the transition to American academic life.

Spoken English aptitude interview for J-1 exchange visitors.  

Details about how to register for the test at the LCI.