Friday, April 28, 2017

Student's volleyball team takes 2nd place at national tournament

LCI student Abdulrahman Alghamdi and his teammates on the Virginia Tech Men's Volleyball Club B team returned recently from Kansas City, Missouri, where they placed second in their division at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation's National Championship Tournament.

Alghamdi, who's known as Bosha, says more than 400 teams competed in the tournament. He wrote a bit about his time in Kansas City  and about his gratitude for Virginia Tech.

Together we inspire, together we achieve


My name is Abdulrahman Alghamdi, and my nickname is Bosha. I am a student at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. I have been in the U.S. for six months. I am proud to represent my country, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

I joined the Virginia Tech Men's Volleyball Club team. We played several tournaments away from Virginia Tech. The last tournament was the National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships in Kansas City. There were more than 400 teams that participated in this tournament. We played many matches, and we got the second place after we lost the final game.

I want to say thank you so much to many people who supported me always, the LCI management, and my professors. They always help and encourage me.

Thank you to the club and all the guys I have practiced with. We did a great season. They have supported me from the start. I really appreciate it, and it has been the most beautiful time with them.

Thank you, Virginia Tech, for providing everything we need, and I hope to make more achievements for the name of Virginia Tech. Finally, I feel pride and gratitude for VT.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Students head to the Mall for monuments and cherry blossoms

Students and staff from the National Capital Region took a field trip recently to see the National Mall and the famous cherry blossoms. They got to see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, as well as the area's beautiful cherry blossom trees.

See more photos and read students' essays about their trip below:

LCI represents Virginia Tech at Kuwait's largest international education exhibition

Jacqueline L. Nottingham meets H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Mohammad Al Fares, Kuwait's minister of education and higher education.

Jacqueline L. Nottingham, the LCI's assistant director for admissions and recruitment, represented Virginia Tech this month at Kuwait's largest international higher-education exhibition.

EDUEx aims to help Kuwaiti students understand the various paths they can pursue for their future studies, and guide them in selecting majors based on their interests. Universities from 10 different countries, including more than 20 from the United States, were represented at the event.

EDUEx was supported by Kuwait's Ministry of Higher Education, under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Mohammad Al Fares, the country's minister of education and higher education. He stopped by Virginia Tech's booth and talked with Nottingham about the university.

The LCI booth at EDUEx 2017 in Kuwait.