A message from the director

Don BackAt the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, we value the special relationship we have with our alumni and our partners. Through the years, thousands of students have completed our program and are now making an impact in communities around the world.

But our alumni aren't just part of the institute's past; they are an essential part of its present and the key to its future.

Make a pledge

Financial support from our alumni, friends, and partners is vital to the institute's success. We appreciate every donation made to the LCI. Each gift furthers our mission and  helps make the LCI experience available to more students. We hope you'll consider making a donation through Virginia Tech's University Development office.

Join our recruitment efforts

We hope you'll also help us continue to attract the best and brightest international students, scholars, and professionals by sharing stories about your time at the institute. Perhaps you know someone who would be interested in studying here. If you are interested in participating in recruitment efforts, please let us know.

Stay connected

And finally, I hope you'll stay connected with us. Keep up to date on what's happening by joining the LCI Facebook page. And please keep us updated on how you are doing!


Don Back
Language and Culture Institute director