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.


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
  2. Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. with Bradley Hertel- There will be a brief interlude in this class. The next class meeting time will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

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):

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