Last year VBI offered over 250 module choices throughout the summer, with topics ranging from academic fields (e.g., economics, international relations, Kantian ethics, and political philosophy) to skills workshops (e.g., research, flowing, crystallizing, weighing, etc.) and formats ranging from lecture and discussion seminar to drills and other exercises.

With so many options and such a diverse teaching staff, students have the opportunity to learn about nearly any debate subject from an expert instructor. To view our comprehensive module list from VBI 2015, click here

VBI is one of the few places where everyone on the staff cares about making you better at debate. There’s such a wide variety of staff members that know about all forms of arguments. It’s really easy to individualize your own curriculum and seek out the staff members and modules that will help you improve.
— Danny DeBois (2014 TOC Champion)