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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.

  • VIU student attends royal wedding on exchange
    May 13, 2019
    If someone had told me that I would be in Windsor at the same time as Prince Harry’s wedding, I would’ve waved my hand in dismissal and laughed. I still can’t believe how well the timing worked out....
  • Student on exchange in Australia with kangaroos
    April 10, 2019
    The most commonly asked question when I returned from my exchange in Australia was what was your favourite part? Well how do you pick just one? From the beaches in the Whitsunday’s, to Uluru in the...
  • VIU Education Abroad University of Huelva
    March 4, 2019
    It's so hard to believe, but it has been one year since the biggest adventure of my life began. February of last year was the first time I took in the warm spring sun of southern Spain, just a short...

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