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.

International Programs

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AT THE YMCA at VT

The YMCA has been an active member of our community since 1873. We recognize that our town hosts a unique community that includes many internationals from around the globe. We strive to serve all its valued members. One of our long running programs is the International Women’s Group where newcomers and longtime residents meet weekly on Tuesdays to foster friendships while engaging in different interesting activities.

International Women’s Group

May 11th- Guest Speaker Series

Please join me in welcoming Anne Elise Thomas, professor of ethnomusicology and founder of Itraab Ensemble, the Arabic music group at VT. The group is composed of faculty, students and community members. We hope to hear more about the group, Middle Eastern music and get to listen to a live demonstration.  If you wish to participate contact Dina at international@vtymca.org

May 12th- Picnic

Please send an email to rsvp: international@vtymca.org

 

FOR DETAILS ABOUT ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH PLEASE VISIT:

https://vtymca.org/asian-pacific-islander-heritage-month/

English Conversation Classes

Due to COVID-19 Classes will be held via Zoom

English Conversation Groups will practice speaking English and understanding spoken English in conversation. We will use our discussions to explore the topics that will help you enjoy your time in Blacksburg like where to hike, restaurants, or holiday activities. These topics will also allow you to share about your life and home cultures. During the pandemic, we will have Zoom meetings with occasional opportunities to meet in person.

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with Carol Dellinger

Please contact international@vtymca.org for more information.