Virtual Drop-In Sessions & In-Person Appointments

Please note, VIU campus and services will be closed between December 24, 2021 - January 3, 2022. You are encouraged to take this into consideration when making plans and payments.

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 27 - December 24

Access Virtual Drop-In Sessions

  • Zoom link for International Academic Advising Virtual Drop-In: Academic Advising Passcode 009885
  • Zoom link for International Immigration Advising Virtual Drop-In: Immigration Advising

Access In-Person Appointments

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, Zoom, or in person.

If you would like to see Admissions either in person or on Zoom, please make an appointment

  • 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

Homestay virtual drop-in sessions on Zoom:

  • Tuesdays 12.00 – 1.00 pm
  • Or request an appointment by emailing homestay@viu.ca
Off-Campus Housing drop-in sessions are:
  • Tuesdays 2.00-3.30, Building 255
  • Thursdays 10.00-11.30 in the Zoom Drop In or by appointment by emailing ie.housing.viu.ca

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