Welcome to VISAS!

Join the Fall 2022 VISAS Programs


Like learning about other cultures? Interested in teaching ESL? Want to work with international students and staff?

The volunteer application has closed.

International Participants

Are you a UVA international student, scholar, employee, or family member? Do you want to practice English conversation?

Sign up for the VISAS Language Consultant program!

What is VISAS?

Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars (VISAS) was created 23 years ago by the Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC). Our free program serves international members of the UVA community, as well as their family members and welcomes English speakers to get involved. Through VISAS programs, volunteers and international participants practice English together, meet new people, build meaningful relationships, and learn about other cultures. We offer a variety of programs, schedules, and levels of commitment – from 5 times a semester to an hour per week. You can choose a position that works with your needs, interests, and schedule. We invite English learners and English speakers to come join us now!