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Press Release (March 13, 2012)

Local University Annouces Summer Institute for Professional Development

(Fairfax, VA) – Virginia International University (VIU), located in Fairfax, Virginia the launch of Professional Development Workshops for Business Leaders and Academicians, designed to help prepare participants to teach and conduct business in English language settings. The Program is designed for participants who already possess a general proficiency in the English language. Our six-week program has been divided into two 3-week sessions. Participants in the workshop would attend 15 hours of class per week, for a total of 45 hours of class per session, and instruction will focus on management and leadership, as well as elective topics such as global business, social media as a marketing tool, teaching with technology, or academic publishing and writing. The class sessions will be supplemented with weekly trips to trade organizations, academic and research institutions, government agencies, and international organizations.

VIU is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit institution of higher that was founded in 1998 with the mission to educate students from all parts of the globe through a highly qualified and diverse body of faculty and staff. VIU provides programs that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity that is urgently needed in the global community. VIU offers graduate, undergraduate, and certificate level programs in business, management, computer science, information systems, and English as a Second Language. VIU has a student body of more than 1000 students annually. VIU is a nationally accredited institution by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS), which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Administration (CHEA). VIU is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). For more information about VIU and the Summer Institute please visit

For more information please contact Christina Koonts at or call (703) 591 -7042