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Experiential Learning & Volunteer Fair this Friday, September 21st

Want to get involved in your community? The Community College Initiative Program at NOVA Community College is hosting an Experiential Learning & Volunteer Fair this Friday, September 21st at the Annandale campus. Meet with representatives from over 17 organizations involved in healthcare and financial services, computer science and IT, early childhood education, community building, and more!

Semester at Sea Discount for Summer 2014 Program



The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea is pleased to offer Virginia Community College System students the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Europe and Scandinavia. The University of Virginia serves as the academic sponsor for the Semester at Sea program.  Students will earn 9-12 UVA credits,while visiting 11 cities in 10 countries during this 66 day voyage, June 16th-August 21st.

As the Institute works to enroll more community college students and further the reach of education abroad, we have created a special offer for those closest to home.  All currently enrolled VCCS students will receive a $3000.00 grant from the Institute for the Summer 2014 voyage.  Students should submit their application and be admitted prior to May 1, 2014 to ensure ample time to secure the one required visa for this voyage (Russian visa) and avoid paying rush fees.  In addition, students may utilize the application fee waiver code VCCS to submit their applications, saving the $50.00 application fee.  This code will also serve as our notification to issue the $3000 VCCS grant, upon admission to the program.  This code will be valid from 3.26.14 – 4.30.14.

Please visit the Summer 2014 voyage page to view the itinerary, courses offered on the voyage, voyage faculty and more.

 For more information:

James Fealey, Admissions Counselor



Chinese Honor’s Students Win Prize at Spring ExxonMobile Honors Symposium

Four Chinese 202 Honors students from Dr. Dali Tan’s class from the Alexandria campus participated in the Spring ExxonMobile Honors  Symposium. Instead of giving a regular speech and a presentation, they decided to create a skit based on Qingmingshanghetu (Along the River at the Qingming Festival), one of the most famous paintings in China . The skit showed the ancient life in China during Song Dynasty, and made all the dialogues in Chinese language to make it more real. One of the students made a point which had subtitles in English for the audience, so everyone could understand. Their presentation with acting was a success and they won the two hundred and fifty dollars prize award.

china honors

(L-R, Tinghong Zheng, Li Xing Xun, Raushana Akshulakova, Dali Tan and Karl Mittmann)