From the director

As a global land-grant institution, Virginia Tech aims to address society’s needs locally and globally and to encourage greater understanding of our interdependent world. For more than 40 years, the university’s Language and Culture Institute has helped further that mission by providing programs and services for academic and professional development. 

By developing partnerships with governments, organizations, and higher-education institutions around the world, we aim to share the expertise of Virginia Tech’s renowned faculty.

We live in an ever-evolving international landscape where knowledge of the world is a necessity, not an option. For those of us dedicated to a system of higher education that is focused on the dual mission of discovering and disseminating new knowledge while also preparing the next generation of global citizens, there is no more important task than creating an environment in which international partnerships and exchanges are encouraged and collaboration can flourish.

Dr. Donald Back
Director

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