Mozaiko
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See the world, while living on campus...

In Mozaiko, domestic and international students come together to live in a community of different cultures, values, and perspectives. You become part of something larger when you choose to live in Mozaiko. As the global  living-learning community on campus, Mozaiko is centered on living with, and learning about, different kinds of people. While living in this community, you will:

  • Live with students from other countries
  • Practice a foreign language in a language pod or weekly practice group
  • Participate in community events including intercultural dialogue weekly
  • Connect with faculty through international dialogue

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.   

Mozaiko is a residential community of international and domestic undergraduate students who are committed to intercultural dialogue and practicing a foreign language. It is a unique experience to live globally on the Blacksburg campus. Mozaiko also works to support students studying abroad for 1-semester. 

  • Practice a foreign language in a language pod or weekly practice group
  • Participate in  community events

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

If you choose to practice foreign language in weekly practice groups, the Virginia Tech Writing Center facilitates the language group (currently they offer Mandarin, French, Arabic, and Spanish). For those considering a language pod, which languages are offered is dependent on the makeup of the community for the 2017-2018 year. 

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 4 to 6 students (in double rooms) sharing a common living area and bathroom. 

We are no longer accepting applications for upper division students. Information for incoming first-year students will be available after December 15th, 2016. Visit the Living-Learning Community Apply portal for more information.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full. You should be notified of your application status via your VT email address within two weeks of applying.  

Mozaiko will help you understand how your global footprint can have profound impact near and far from Virginia Tech, all while living in Blacksburg.

This new community will open in the fall of 2017. Applications for incoming first-year or transfer students are completed during the housing contract process. Click here to apply. If you are interested in joining Mozaiko, please contact living learning communities or Program Director Lia Kelinsky with any questions!