Drop-In Hours

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the International Education Advising team has moved to advice via email and daily Zoom sessions

International Advising Drop-in Hours

To access drop-in sessions, click the links below

Academic Advising                       Immigration Advising


 Drop in schedule

In person service have been suspended until further notice

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 https://international.viu.ca/advising

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 in B255

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

Due to Covid 19, International Admissions will provide support services to current international students via email:

    • Need a letter of enrollment? 

Contact: study@viu.ca

    • Questions about Transfer Credit?

Contact: study@viu.ca

    • Questions about applying to Undergraduate or Diploma programs?

Contact: study @viu.ca

    • Questions about applying to Graduate level programs?

Contact: masters@viu.ca

International Homestay & Off - Campus Housing weekly virtual drop-in sessions in Zoom:

Mondays 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM  
Join here: https://viu.zoom.us/my/viuhomestay

Do these time slots not fit your schedule?  Request an appointment!

International students may also email homestay@viu.ca

International students may also email ie.housing@viu.ca


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