Virginia International University - VIU

Virginia International University - VIU Fairfax University of America (FXUA) is a private, non-profit institution. We work to offer affordable graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs, on campus and online to students with diverse backgrounds.
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Virginia International University (VIU) was established in 1998 as a private, non-profit institution in Fairfax, Virginia with a mission to provide affordable higher education to students worldwide. The university offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in computer science, business, education, public and international affairs. VIU also offers language programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL), test preparation programs, and continuing education opportunities. Scholarships and Federal Financial Aid are available to those who qualify.

Mission: Virginia International University’s mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with a commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

01/08/2020

Due to inclement weather, Fairfax University of America will open at 10 A.M. today, Wednesday, January 8th. Please use good judgment and travel safely.

Wishing everyone good health, happiness, and success in the coming year and always. Happy New Year! #2020
01/01/2020

Wishing everyone good health, happiness, and success in the coming year and always. Happy New Year! #2020

Apply now in 5 Easy Steps: 1. Choose a program of study 2. Create an online application account in the application porta...
12/31/2019

Apply now in 5 Easy Steps: 1. Choose a program of study 2. Create an online application account in the application portal 3. Pay the application fee (non-refundable) 4. Submit required documents 5. Frequently check your application portal for updates regarding your application

Learn more about Admissions Requirements for undergraduates, graduates, transfers, and English as a Second Language stud...
12/30/2019

Learn more about Admissions Requirements for undergraduates, graduates, transfers, and English as a Second Language students on our website!

Our adult ESL programs make #language learning fun, flexible, and affordable! We offer two types of courses aimed at imp...
12/29/2019

Our adult ESL programs make #language learning fun, flexible, and affordable! We offer two types of courses aimed at improving your #English (on-campus and museum classes).

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is designed to give students knowledge and skills in both the theory ...
12/28/2019

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is designed to give students knowledge and skills in both the theory and practice of Computer Science. Upper-level courses involve students in team projects that emphasize industrial applications and best practices. The program provides a blend of theory and applications, preparing students for a variety of Computer Science careers in industry, government, and academia while developing the foundation for continuing education and growth in the field of Computer Science.

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) for #English #language learners prepares students for study in degree programs in Am...
12/27/2019

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) for #English #language learners prepares students for study in degree programs in American university contexts. Through instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, students learn how to communicate their ideas effectively, interact using academic discourse, and apply their language skills to different situations and audiences for greater understanding and engagement.

This school led me to choose the best path, learn through experience, network with professionals, research the best, and...
12/26/2019

This school led me to choose the best path, learn through experience, network with professionals, research the best, and finally help me receive my dream job. - Samiullah Samsor, MPA

Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!
12/25/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!

The School of Language Studies provides students with an opportunity to learn #English quickly in a safe and friendly en...
12/24/2019

The School of Language Studies provides students with an opportunity to learn #English quickly in a safe and friendly environment. Our key location in the Washington, DC metro area provides students with the perfect opportunity to practice their English skills as they explore the region! https://www.viu.edu/sls/

Have a happy and safe Winter Break! See everyone in the new year!
12/23/2019

Have a happy and safe Winter Break! See everyone in the new year!

"My teaching skills and philosophy have been so positively influenced and improved upon by combining the teaching with t...
12/22/2019

"My teaching skills and philosophy have been so positively influenced and improved upon by combining the teaching with the graduate TESOL program at VIU." - Dorothy Gudgel, VIU Alumni, MA in TESOL https://www.viu.edu/faces/dorothy-gudgel/

The focus of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management is on strategic outcomes. Students in the certificate progra...
12/19/2019

The focus of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management is on strategic outcomes. Students in the certificate program gain in-depth analytical skills, stakeholder communication techniques, strategic planning and implementation skills, as well as managerial and leadership insight. Learn more: https://www.viu.edu/sb/programs/project-management-certificate/

The Chief Academic officer’s team planned and organized a workshop on “Active Learning” for the faculty on December 16, ...
12/18/2019

The Chief Academic officer’s team planned and organized a workshop on “Active Learning” for the faculty on December 16, 2019. The workshop was attended by more than 30 instructors and was followed by an end of semester celebration dinner. The objectives of the workshop were to:

1. Discuss research on active learning techniques.
2. Introduce a variety of active learning and student centered strategies.
3. Reflect on implementing these strategies in teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

The workshop was led by Professor Joanna Jauchen, an instructional faculty member, in the mathematic department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. This workshop is a first in a series of trainings on student center pedagogy.

The registrar’s office provides academic record service, student status, registration, course enrollment, classroom assi...
12/17/2019

The registrar’s office provides academic record service, student status, registration, course enrollment, classroom assignments, and administration of final examinations to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Questions? https://www.viu.edu/academics/registrars-office/

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE) program prepares students to become Software Engineering professiona...
12/16/2019

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE) program prepares students to become Software Engineering professionals. Graduates are prepared to address the global need for professionals that apply computer science, engineering, and mathematical principles to design, develop, test, and maintain software. VIU’s MSE program is generally completed within two years of full time study. It consists of 7 Core Courses and 5 Elective courses. https://www.viu.edu/scis/programs/master-of-science-in-software-engineering/

In the pursuit of #academic #excellence, it is the policy that all parties associated with VIU conduct themselves with a...
12/15/2019

In the pursuit of #academic #excellence, it is the policy that all parties associated with VIU conduct themselves with a high level of honesty and responsibility in regard to academic scholarship. VIU is committed to the establishment of and adherence to high academic and integrity standards in order to foster reputations that students, faculty, staff, and alumni can be proud of. #GoVIU https://www.viu.edu/academics/faculty-development/academic-integrity/

Have a great last day of class and final exams! #GoVIU
12/14/2019

Have a great last day of class and final exams! #GoVIU

VIU’s School of #Business offers a wide array of programs; from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree ...
12/13/2019

VIU’s School of #Business offers a wide array of programs; from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a selection of 3 different concentrations; to a Graduate Certificate in Project Management; Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Project Management; and a world-class Master of Business Administration degree with a selection of 15 different concentrations. Students acquire a solid understanding of business subject matter as well as the skills necessary to make them competitive in tomorrow’s market. https://www.viu.edu/sb/about/

Holiday Festivities at VIU
12/12/2019
Holiday Festivities at VIU

Holiday Festivities at VIU

‘Tis the season to be jolly! On December 9, 2019 the Student Experience Department hosted a Gingerbread House Competition! Different student clubs participated including Project Management, Diversity, Jashn, Diplomat, and IMCF, and the Student Union, Admissions, and Staff/Faculty participated as w...

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) program is designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals. The progr...
12/12/2019

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) program is designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals. The program balances theory with practice, and equips students with advanced knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate computer-based systems to solve problems. https://www.viu.edu/scis/programs/master-of-science-in-computer-science/

FXUA Alumni Association
12/11/2019

FXUA Alumni Association

# Alumni visiting On-campus

A new path leads to a new destination! Congratulations on your new position and we wish you success all through the way.

"Studying my Masters in Applied Linguistics at VIU prepared me for how to become a future teacher/researcher, it also ma...
12/10/2019

"Studying my Masters in Applied Linguistics at VIU prepared me for how to become a future teacher/researcher, it also made me explore new personal horizons and honed my intellectual and analytical abilities. I am very proud and privileged to have studied here as a graduate student." - Haider Semaisim, VIU Alumni https://www.viu.edu/faces/haider-semaisim/

Business Plan Presentation
12/09/2019
Business Plan Presentation

Business Plan Presentation

Marketing Management class (MBA514) of Fall 2019 semester will be presenting a real life business plan to a real life client for the first time ever. This campus event will take place on 10th December 2019 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. We are hosting a large turn-out of colleagues, students, faculty, f...

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) is designed to prepare students for positions in information systems ...
12/09/2019

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) is designed to prepare students for positions in information systems and related fields. The curriculum is focused on gaining a better understanding of the use of information systems to enhance business processes and the decision-making process associated with them. VIU’s MIS program is generally completed within two years of full time study. It consists of 5 core courses (15 credits), 5 specialization elective courses (15 credits) and 2 other elective courses (6 credits). https://www.viu.edu/scis/programs/master-of-science-in-information-systems/

Come to the Student Center today from 2:00-4:00pm to see the Gingerbread house contest between the Student Clubs! There ...
12/09/2019

Come to the Student Center today from 2:00-4:00pm to see the Gingerbread house contest between the Student Clubs! There will also be an Ugly sweaters parade!

FXUA Alumni Association
12/06/2019

FXUA Alumni Association

Good morning Alumni,

Welcome to the 2019 Holiday Edition of VIU’s Alumni Association Newsletter!

A special thank you to the graduates who have shared their experiences with us! We are always excited to recognize the hard work of graduates and the campus mentors who helped to shape their professional development.

Enjoy the read and we look forward to staying connected with you throughout the year!

Happy Friday!

FXUA Alumni Association
12/06/2019

FXUA Alumni Association

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Alumni Meet-up on the way ! Extending warm greetings to students too. For more information contact [email protected]

See you at the gaming night! #event #networking #fun #meetup

The VIU #Library will assist you in meeting all your information, reference, and research needs. In addition to in-house...
12/06/2019

The VIU #Library will assist you in meeting all your information, reference, and research needs. In addition to in-house resources, it is a great place to study and get work done! #GoVIU https://www.viu.edu/library/

At VIU, You'll Be Among the Best! There are so many different things to consider when choosing one university over anoth...
12/05/2019

At VIU, You'll Be Among the Best! There are so many different things to consider when choosing one university over another. Why is VIU the best place for you? https://www.viu.edu/

Have you always dreamed of exploring & experiencing other cultures & countries? Do you want to travel to #teach #English...
12/04/2019

Have you always dreamed of exploring & experiencing other cultures & countries? Do you want to travel to #teach #English in the US or around the world? Do you want to make your dreams a reality? Check out the #Master of Arts in TESOL program. https://www.viu.edu/sed/programs/master-of-arts-in-tesol/

It is great to start strong and finish stronger. #GoVIU
12/03/2019
Finish Stronger…

It is great to start strong and finish stronger. #GoVIU

“December is the last month of the year”. This statement sends feelings of joy while for some it’s a feeling of uneasiness. I don’t know what feeling you get when you remember the statement but we encourage you to keep pushing through with what you started. Have the same enthusiasm as when t...

FXUA Alumni Association
12/03/2019

FXUA Alumni Association

Alumni on-campus!!

"Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try"-Gail Devers

Wishing you the best as you set forth towards a new adventure#alumnivibes

Need #research help? At VIU you will be required to do research in order to prepare homework, papers, and presentations....
12/03/2019

Need #research help? At VIU you will be required to do research in order to prepare homework, papers, and presentations. The Writing, Research, and Media Center has prepared outstanding resources to assist you with beginning a research project. https://www.viu.edu/library/research-help/

VIU wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

VIU wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

The Student Union met with the Vice President of VIU, Dr. Ahmed Alwani
11/27/2019
The Student Union met with the Vice President of VIU, Dr. Ahmed Alwani

The Student Union met with the Vice President of VIU, Dr. Ahmed Alwani

On November 25, 2019 the Student Union (SU) met with the Vice President of VIU, Dr. Ahmed Alwani, to discuss the 2019-2020 agenda. They used this opportunity to express their ideas and plans for the rest of the year and next year. The Student Union is comprised of responsible and motivated members o...

Address

4401 Village Dr
Fairfax, VA
22030

VIU is easily accessible by various modes of Public Transportation including bus systems and a metrorail system. VIU Shuttle connects campus with Vienna metro station, Fair Oaks Mall and popular apparent complexes in Fairfax. To plan your next trip to VIU visit http://www.viu.edu/our-university/about-viu/location-and-transportation.html

General information

Virginia International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Read more about our accreditation here http://www.viu.edu/our-university/about-viu/accreditation.html. VIU is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit institution.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(703) 591-7042

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