The Cultural Couch Series is a place to engage in cross-cultural understanding. The symbol of a couch reflects the casual and comfortable nature that we come together within this student-led weekly series.
Tuesdays from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
B255 - 1st Floor Commons
The evening often consists of sampling traditional foods, sharing music, and engaging in conversation. By attending, we can gain more understanding about the world and about each other, directly from the lens of our diverse community of Vancouver Island University students.
Join Cultural Connections' Road Trips activities and discover Vancouver Island's vibrant communities, local cultural events and attractions.
Being connected, active, and engaged in the local environment is healthy. It can help with the cultural adjustment process for students who are new to Canada or new to the community.
Every semester, we prepare a schedule of seasonal weekly Road Tripsavailable to all registered VIU students.
Regular Road Trips Activities include:
Options to explore local attractions like as the Royal BC Museum, Butchart Gardens, Cathedral Grove, the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Visitor Centre, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Coombs Market, Horne Lake Caves and more.
Seasonal trips to local cultural events, such as Salt Spring Island Fall Festival, Foggy Mountain Fall Fair, McNab's Corn Maze and Bonfire, Pumpkin Carving, Ladysmith Festival of Lights and the Cowichan Valley Maple Sugar Festival.