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International Students

Welcome to Northern Virginia Community College! NOVA has six campuses and two centers located throughout the Northern Virginia area within minutes of Washington, DC. NOVA is a dynamic academic community that celebrates rich ethnic and cultural diversity among our 25,000 full-time students, including 2,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

NOVA offers two options of study:

Intensive English ProgramIntensive English Program:
NOVA’s American Culture and Language Institute offers an Intensive English Program for students in beginning to high intermediate levels of English study.

Dergee ProgramAssociate Degree Programs:
NOVA offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students to enter the work place or transfer to four-year colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

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