VIU - Cultural Connections - Road Trips

Cultural Connections - Road Trips

Join the Cultural Connections Road Trips team as we embark on exciting adventures to awe-inspiring locations. 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 Trips activities available to all registered VIU students. Take a look below to see what activities we have planned for you this semester!

VIU Cultural Connections - Road Trips Fall Semester Poster

Sign Up Locations

  • Faculty of International Education Front Reception Desk
    B255 - 2nd Floor • Monday to Friday • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Activity Information Desk
    B255 - 1st Floor • Tuesdays and Thursdays • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Payment by cash • Activities open to all current VIU Students • Valid medical insurance required (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance) • Review our refund policy

Cancellation Policy

Students have up to 48 hours before the beginning of a program to cancel, in order to be issued a refund. Cancellations must be received in-person with International Education staff at the front desk in Building 255 or at the Activity Information Desk.

"No-Shows" are students who do not show up to an activity, without officially cancelling. Refunds are not available in this case. If you are registered, please make every effort to attend and contact us if you cannot participate.

We normally try not to cancel our trips and activities however there are rare occurrences that we may have to cancel a trip based on severe weather conditions or registration numbers. In those cases you will be notified and a refund will be issued.

Departures from Group

For insurance and safety reasons all participants are required to stay with the group throughout the activity and return together.

Itinerary, Weather & Dress

An itinerary of the program will be provided in advance with information about what to expect and how to prepare. Itinerary times are subject to change due to varying circumstances such as weather, transportation, and other potential delays. Leaders will communicate with participants regarding any changes by phone and email, wherever possible. All Cultural Connections Programs run according to VIU’s Severe Weather Procedures.

All activities run as scheduled during most weather conditions unless it is deemed unsafe to do so. If a trip is cancelled, the group leader will contact you at the email address or phone number you provided when registering.

Medical Insurance & Waivers

All participants are required to show proof of valid medical insurance when signing up for a Cultural Connections Activities. Students may be required to review, agree and sign a waiver before the activity.

Activity Considerations: Is this Activity Really for You?

We strive to offer a wide variety of options that are accessible to all students. If you are unsure about your ability to participate, contact us for more detailed information about a program. Alternate programs may be recommended at that time or avenues for additional support will be explored. Participation is up to the discretion of the Program Coordinator or Leader.

Contact

Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
Kelsey.moon@viu.ca
250-753-3245 x 2737

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