Education Abroad

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.

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 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.

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Go on Exchange!

"I got the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Hogeschool University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht - a small town just 30 minutes from the heart of Amsterdam. [...] I found that whether you’re walking the streets of Utrecht, eating fries in a cone in The Hague, or cycling the streets of Rotterdam, everyday was a new adventure that I did not expect when I first chose my host country." - Kaitlyn Kopp, Exchange to the Netherlands, 2018

Learn More About Exchange Opportunities with VIU!
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Education Abroad Drop-In 

While we are working remotely, we are here and looking forward to connecting with you.  Please contact us by email to schedule an appointment by zoom:

Or join our Weekly Drop In hours on Thursdays from 11:30am - 1pm.

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  • Exchange from the Inside

    Hi, my name is Benett Zawasky and this summer I will be one of the exchange agents volunteering for...

  • Overcoming Barriers

    Hello, my name is Austin White, and I am volunteering as an exchange agent for the education abroad...

  • Language & Culture in Germany

    Hello, my name is Brodie Hay, I am a 4th year VIU student studying Computer Science as well as a...

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