Jefferson Institute of Virginia

We are passionate about education at the Jefferson Institute and it shows! Our goal is to provide our students with a well-rounded experience of learning English and exploring the many wonders of Virginia. By truly living the language, our students will reach their full potential and accomplish their personal and academic goals. We offer a homestay program so that students can enjoy the safety of a home environment while learning about American culture and practicing their language skills. A healthy social life is essential to learning any language, so our program offers a wide array of social activities that our students can participate in. We have thought of everything that students might need during their stay in Virginia, from transportation to accommodation and even their dietary needs. No detail is too small for us to consider. We are committed to making this an experience they will always remember!

The Jefferson Institute of English is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city rich in history and architecture. The name comes from Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States (1801-1809). He loved architecture and designed his own home, which he called Monticello, the Italian word for “little mountain” because he built it on top of a mountain. He was also passionate about education and founded the University of Virginia in 1819.

The Jefferson Institute is ideal for students who are interested in studying at an American university. We offer an intensive six-level program and each level lasts for eight weeks. In order to learn a language, you need to live it and experience it. We allow you to do that by incorporating meaningful social activities into our curriculum. There are trips to historical homes, like Monticello and Mount Vernon, the home of our first president, George Washington. For nature lovers, there are trips to Luray Caverns, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the apple festival in Madison County in the fall. For those who like fast cars and fast horses, there are trips to the Sumerduck Dragway and the Charles Town race track for horse racing, For music lovers, there are trips to Washington, D.C. for concerts by well-known singers.