HAPPY FALL 2019! Happy 20 Years of VISAS!

All of us at VISAS are excited to welcome you back for fall semester 2019 and our 20th year of VISAS Programming!

DUE 9/6/19: If you are an International Participant and would like to register for the VISAS Language Consultant Program (LC), please register HERE

DUE 9/4/19: If you are a Returning VISAS Volunteer and would like to continue as a VISAS Volunteer, please register HERE

DUE 9/10/19: If you are interested in becoming a New VISAS Volunteer, please apply HERE

We will contact you in the upcoming weeks after you have registered and applied.

All VISAS Programs launch the week of September 23rd.

Thank you for joining VISAS for our 20th year of language learning and cultural exchanges.

Happy Summer!

Thank you for making VISAS such a welcoming experience at UVA!  We have had another wonderful year of cultural exchanges and language learning thanks to all of you!  If you are graduating, congratulations and best wishes for a successful and happy future. If you are returning to UVA, we will be in contact again in late August to invite you to continue with VISAS programming in fall 2019!  Happy Summer!


The spring semester has flown by!  VISAS only has 2 weeks of programming remaining this year.  Enjoy these last 2 weeks and thank you for another wonderful semester of VISAS language and cultural exchanges!


VISAS Participants with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is an organization at UVa that raises money for hunger relief by baking and selling challah, a traditional—and delicious—Jewish bread. VISAS will be going to help bake some challah next Tuesday, March 26th 4-6pm at the Brody Jewish Center (1824 University Cir, Charlottesville, VA 22903) and we want you to join us!

This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other VISAS volunteers and participants, cook, chat, and learn about food, all while giving back to the community! This is also a great activity for LC partners to do during the week. If you want to join us, please fill out this short form so we know how many people to expect. We will send a follow-up email with more information.963997f78d9af0a440bc2f942a3c93c4



No VISAS Programs March 9th through 17th

Spring Break is this week! Since many students and staff leave U.Va. for the week, there will be no VISAS programs from Saturday, March 9th through Sunday, March 17th. VISAS Café will not meet on Wednesday the 13th. We hope that everyone has a fun and relaxing break. For any learners wishing to practice during this time, we recommend that you check out our Resources page for some wonderful websites to use.

VISAS programming resumes on Monday, March 18th.

VISAS Spring 2019 Has Launched!

A BIG thank you to all of our volunteers for a productive Orientation. We all enjoyed coming together for our SPRING 2019 VISAS International Mixer!

Looking ahead: VISAS Cafe begins this Wednesday, February 13th from 5-6pm in Nau 342. All VISAS international participants and volunteers are invited to join us for an hour of delicious snacks and engaging English conversation every Wednesday thru April 24th (excluding Spring Break week).

Have a fabulous first week of VISAS programming!