Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office


Language Commons Grand Opening

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of The Language Commons on Tuesday, October 24th from 3:30-5:00pm in New Cabell Hall 298 Suite, in conjunction with UVA Global Week. All members of the UVA community are welcome at this afternoon reception, which is the culmination of a day of language learning activities in the Language Commons (schedule below). We are proud to be working with the ISO’s Martha Sadler & Erica Goldfarb on the 2pm ‘maximizing language learning abroad’ session. Remarks by Associate Dean Francesca Fiorani will officially open the space. Refreshments provided.

The Language Commons seeks to facilitate excellence in language learning and teaching at UVA by providing spaces, programming, and resources for learners and instructors. The Commons is open to all students Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, and Monday/Tuesday/Thursday evenings until 8pm.

The updated schedule of Grand Opening events is below:

  • All Day (beginning 8am):

    • LC open for use

    • Enter the LC Raffle for your chance at a prize! (prizes include gift certificates to Foods of All Nations & online language learning tools)

    • Photo Contest winners displayed in the LC

  • 11:00-11:45am Yoga en Español (Open to all levels; some experience with yoga and Spanish is recommended. RSVP at:, and please bring your mat)

  • 2:00-2:45pm Maximizing Language Study Abroad (Co-sponsored by The Language Commons and International Studies Office, this session will introduce logistics of applying to study abroad, and strategies for language learning in immersion settings, from study abroad returnees)

  • 3:30-5:00pm Grand Opening Reception (remarks from Assoc. Dean Francesca Fiorani, tours, refreshments, raffle drawing)

Sponsored by: The Language Commons, A&S Learning Design and Technology

11am-5pm, New Cabell 298 Suite
Event Date: 
October 24, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017