CAELC's VISAS PROGRAM AT UVA

Spring Break is Coming Up!

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No VISAS Programs March 4th through 12th


Spring Break is next week! Since many students and staff will be leaving U.Va. for the week, there will be no VISAS programs from Saturday, March 4th through Sunday, March 12th. VISAS Café will not meet on Wednesday the 8th. 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. See you soon!

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VISAS Programs in Full Swing for Spring

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VISAS Café begins tonight, 5-6 PM in Nau 242


All VISAS programs have launched this week! We would like to thank our volunteers for a productive orientation and hope that everyone enjoyed their time at the International Mixer last week.

Tonight, VISAS Café will meet for the first time this semester. Stop by Nau 242 between 5 and 6 PM to enjoy an international snack and some casual conversation. Our intern, Jessie, will be leading a discussion on a new topic each week. Our Café is a fun and easy way to meet new people and talk about everything from current events to funny jokes and stories. Feel free to come for any part of the hour that you can. We hope to see you soon and wish everyone a successful start to their Spring with VISAS.

VISAS International Mixer

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Thursday, February 9th, 5:00-6:00 PM in the Minor Hall Lobby


Join VISAS international participants and volunteers for our biannual International Mixer! We will meet in the Minor Hall lobby for conversation, games, and light refreshments. All of VISAS will be together to celebrate the start of our Spring programs. International participants can converse and learn how to sign up for their Language Consultant. This mixer is always a highlight of our semester–we hope to see you there!

To the U.Va. Community

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A Note from the VISAS Staff


Since 1999 VISAS has been committed to providing a space where students, staff, and scholars of all nations, ethnicities, races, and religions come together for rich, face-to-face conversations and language learning. Beyond tolerance, VISAS volunteers understand that our multicultural, international community makes us stronger and better. Please join us as we learn, laugh, and work together. You are always welcome here.

Welcome to VISAS Spring 2017!

Welcome back to Grounds! We are looking forward to starting a new semester of VISAS programs. We would like you to be part of it.

Learners, please register HERE by January 27th.

Returning Volunteers can register HERE before January 24th at 11:59 PM. Please use this link to ensure priority in scheduling and choice of position.

New Volunteers, register HERE before January 31st at 11:59 PM.

Thank You for a Great Semester!

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VISAS Comes to an End for Fall 2016


We would just like to thank everyone for a wonderful fall semester! Please take a few moments to complete your program evaluations (received by email) before Monday, December 5th. These will help us make VISAS even better moving forward and we value your feedback.

To our learners: We hope that you have found VISAS to be a helpful, welcoming resource for you and we continue to be inspired by your progress.

To our volunteers: Thank you for your commitment to this program. It is your dedication and kindness that makes VISAS truly exceptional.

We hope that you have a restful Winter Break and very happy holiday season. We will be in contact in early January with information on how to continue with VISAS next semester. In the meantime, we offer our sincere thanks again and send best wishes for the New Year!

Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!

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No VISAS Programs Wednesday through Sunday


Thanksgiving is coming up next Thursday! Because students will be leaving U.Va. and heading home, there will be no VISAS programs from Wednesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/27. VISAS Café will not meet during that time. We hope that everyone enjoys a restful break and happy Thanksgiving! We at VISAS are certainly thankful for our wonderful learners and volunteers.

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