Virtual Drop-In Sessions & In-Person Appointments

International Academic and Immigration Advising

If you would like to meet with an international advisor in-person or virtually you can do so.  Click the link below to be taken to our online booking system or the zoom virtual system.  We look forward to seeing you again.  At this time, only academic advising is being offered in-person.  Immigration advising and academic advising are still offered by virtual drop-in and Counselling is offered by booked appointments in-person and virtually.  

We encourage you to use our online resource information specifically for international students.  If you were not able to find information or have questions, please email advising.international@viu.ca with your academic or immigration questions, we shall respond to them at the earliest. Remember to provide your student number. More information at International Advising.


Advising Schedule September

Access Virtual Drop-In Sessions

Access In-Person Appointments

  • Booking link for International Academic Advising In-Person Appointments: https://appt.link/international-advising
  • In person advising link
  • All in-person advising sessions must be booked in advance.  They will take place every weekday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the 2nd floor of B255 of the Nanaimo campus.

International Student Counselling

To meet with a counsellor please email Counselling.International@viu.ca (this email is monitored Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4 pm). Indicate your name and student number only (the auto-reply from the email will indicate next steps). You will be contacted by International Counselling Services to set up an appointment. Our services are offered via Zoom and telephone.

International Admissions

International Student Admission Inquiries Regarding ESL, Undergraduate, Trades, and/or Post-Degree Diploma/Certificate Programs.

International Admissions will provide support services to current international students via email and via Zoom

  • Virtual drop-in time Monday / Thursday 9:00am - 10:30am and Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:30pm 
  • Need a letter of enrollment?  Contact Study@viu.ca
  • Questions about Transfer Credit?  Contact Study@viu.ca
  • Questions about Undergraduate or Diploma programs?  Contact: Study@viu.ca
  • Questions about Graduate level programs?  Contact: Masters@viu.ca

International Homestay & Off-Campus Housing

Weekly virtual drop-in sessions in Zoom.

International students may also email Homestay@viu.ca or IE.Housing@viu.ca