Virginia International Academy is an unparalleled, one-year bridge program that incorporates English as a Second Language classes with expansive preparation for transitioning into American high schools. The program is geared toward aiding students in successfully entering into schools within the United States, and helping them prosper in their social and academic lives.
Partnering for Success.
Virginia International Academy finds schools that are a best fit for each of our students. The great news for our partner schools: we have done the work of recruiting, transitioning and positioning our international students for success in your schools, saving time and money. Some of our partner schools have even ceased recruiting trips to China, instead, trusting us to provide them with exceptional international students.
Virginia International Academy was founded in hope of addressing the struggles often experienced by young students transitioning into American boarding schools. During our program, students gain extensive practical and social skills. They learn to live in a community setting, adhering to school policies that allow them to engage more fully in life away from home. Completely immersed in the English language, they learn to be held accountable at all times. When the students' year at VIA comes to an end, they have a solid foundation for life in the United States, which enables them to thrive in their new schools.