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Live, Learn, and Lead Globally

Located in Harper Hall, this global living-learning community is designed for students from all majors who are interested in international affairs, service, or development; foreign language; and preparing for a lifetime of intercultural leadership. In Mozaiko, you will:

  • Live in a foreign language house with students from all nationalities

Language houses available:

  • Arabic House
  • English House
  • French House
  • German House
  • Italian House
  • Japanese House
  • Mandarin House
  • Spanish House
  • Russian House
  • Participate in community-wide intercultural events and trainings

  • Connect with Virginia Tech faculty and visiting industry professionals and scholars

  • In addition to living in a foreign language house, students can specialize in one of the below tracks:

This track is open to all Pamplin College of Business students, who are interested in exploring the global impact of business. Within this track, students will:

  • have an opportunity to enroll in the International Business minor,
  • participate in events such as international business lecture series, and
  • apply their skills and knowledge in service learning, applied research, or internship-focused study abroad.

This track is open to all Mozaiko students interested in international affairs (world politics, global conflicts, global economy, global society, cultures & religions, etc.) Within this track, students will:

  • enroll in the International Studies minor or major
  • have an opportunity to participate in Diplomacy Lab projects and the Wonk Tank competition,
  • have an opportunity to add the Global Engagement minor
  • participate in extracurricular activities such as attending Model United Nations, International NATO, International Model Organization of American States, National Model Arab League, and National Model African Union.

Living in Mozaiko is a minimum one-year requirement, but special circumstances will be considered (things like study abroad, co-ops, etc.).

Mozaiko means mosaic in Esperanto, an artificial language devised in 1887 as a common international language.   

  • Live in a foreign language house and practice a foreign language
  • Participate in  community events

Living in Mozaiko is a minimum one-year commitment, but special circumstances will be considered (things like study abroad, co-ops, etc.).

Practicing a foreign langugage is an important part of being in Mozaiko, but you do not need to already know a foreign language to apply. 

Mozaiko is a suite-style residential hall. Suites consist of four to six students (in double rooms) sharing a common living area and bathroom. 

We are not currently accepting applications for incoming freshmen. Please check back later.

Please check back later for more information on freshmen acceptances.

If you have any questions about Mozaiko, please contact living learning communities or Program Director Lia Kelinsky.