Where your learning takes flight!

We take pride in our connection to the world, and the contributions that Vancouver Island University students and faculty make at home and abroad.

Why Education Abroad?

Student mobility programs help to prepare VIU graduates for an increasingly interconnected world.

Students who participate in Education Abroad opportunities report higher motivation for learning, stronger interpersonal and intercultural skills with peers and faculty, a greater sense of global citizenship and more confidence in pursuing their chosen career path in a competitive global economy.

  • Student overlooking canal
    July 10, 2019
    Getting that letter stating that you’ve been accepted to the exchange destination of your dreams is a feeling that I cannot describe. Thoughts run through your head at a million miles a minute: will...
  • Exchange student in England
    June 19, 2019
    Going on exchange for a semester was a big, brave step for me. Before heading over to the UK for six months, I didn’t have much travel experience under my belt. I had only gone so far as the interior...
  • student in letter
    June 3, 2019
                  Did you know that the country of tulips, canals, and bike-riding hosts 2 of VIU’s exchange partners? I got the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Hogeschool University of Applied...

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