The State of Virginia offers something for everyone and every lifestyle – including international students.

International students come to study in Virginia for many reasons such as having ready access to the State’s extremely rich cultural history and being able to experience firsthand both the region’s dynamic, multi-cultural social atmosphere as well as the diverse and spectacular outdoor environment ranging from coastal charm to majestic mountains.

According to the Institute for International Education’s Open Doors Research Database, Virginia had the 16th highest number of international students in the USA during 2015 with a total of 18,220. This enrollment figure for 2015 was up 6.3% from the previous year a clear sign that international student study in Virginia remains very popular!