International Programs

Bringing together Internationals and Americans to welcome and integrate Internationals into the community while providing a comfortable venue for cross cultural friendship, information, education, support, and service.


The YMCA at Virginia Tech is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.

We are canceling specific YMCA at VT sponsored events and putting some of our programming on pause for three weeks until we have a better idea about the trajectory of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in our community.

International Women’s Group– paused until April 7

English Conversation Class- Tuesday evenings- paused until April 7

English Conversation Class- Wednesday mornings- paused until April 8

English Conversation Classes

These weekly classes are for international community members who want to learn English or improve their English language skills. The classes will not only include simple writing tasks, pronunciation, and grammar, but will also cover other diverse topics. Students can compare life and customs in the U.S. to their home countries, learning more about U.S. society and teaching their classmates about their own cultures.

There are two class times, both held at the Y Center (1000 North Main Street), in the Art and Crafts Room. Classes are free and walk-ins are welcome!

  1. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with Carol Dellinger- Cancelled through March
  2. Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. with Bradley Hertel- Cancelled through March

Please contact for more information. 

International Programs

International Women’s Group

A weekly gathering of women from all over the world, including the USA, for friendship, information, education, support, and service. We gather for tea, coffee and snacks along with learning a new craft, trying a recipe together, or taking a field trip.  All women are welcome.

Meetings for international women who want to learn about living in Blacksburg, VA and join a local community of other international women. Meetings include a lot of different activities and support for everyone who wishes to be a part of the group.

The primary meeting takes place at the Y Center (1000 North Main Street):

Suspended until April 7, 2020

Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Dina (the Y’s International Programs coordinator)

We hope that you will join us! For more information, contact