Vancouver IslandUniversity

Education Abroad

International student mobility opportunities that can earn you credit towards your degree while improving your interpersonal and intercultural skills, fostering your sense of global citizenship, increasing your motivation for learning and boosting your confidence in pursuing your chosen career path in a competitive global economy.

Education Abroad

Our Programs

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Field Schools

Field Schools are uniquely designed by VIU faculty, in collaboration with Education Abroad, and often vary in length from 8 days to 6 weeks.

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Study in English at one of our partner universities around the world for 1 or 2 semesters and earn valuable transfer credit towards your degree.

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Internships and Practica

Pursue experiential learning opportunities through international internships and practicum placements and gain valuable hands-on experience in your field.

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Partner Programs

Condensed and immersive, our partners' offer programs in language and culture, business and more in two to six weeks.

Connect with Education Abroad

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1-on-1 Appointments

Connect with Education Abroad in-person in Building 255, or virtually via Zoom. 

Contact Us

Virtual Drop-In

Attend an Education Abroad virtual drop-in session. Mondays 10am-12pm

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Education Abroad Program Travel Updates

Our team continues to support inbound exchange students from partner universities as well as outbound staff and students in planning for future international mobility programs.

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  • Isabella Blog

    Home is where the Herts is

    When I first started looking into VIU’s exchange program, I told myself to be logical and fair. I...

  • Chung Ang

    Healing My Inner Child

    Reflections from Chung Ang University

  • Fynn

    Reflections of an Inbound QE Scholar

    I have had a slew of ups and downs since beginning my Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management (MA-SLM) program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

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