Exchange Agents

Students connecting students to the world!

Exchange Agents are ambassadors of the VIU international semester Exchange Program.  They are student leaders on campus who volunteer their time to share their experiences of going abroad on a semester exchange to a VIU partner university. 

Whether you have never considered the possibility of taking your degree to the world, or if you have done the research and are just looking for the motivation to apply or to hear stories from abroad, Exchange Agents are students who can help.

Check out their outreach events, connect and and consider applying to the team after your semester abroad!

Take your Exchange experience to another level!

Through presentations, events and promotional activities, Exchange Agents share their international experiences and stories, supporting other VIU students in studying abroad on exchange!  Participation in the program includes:

  • Training, monthly meetings & professional development sessions (attendance is required).
  • A place to share your experiences and adventures from abroad with like-minded, globally engaged students.
  •  The opportunity to enrich intercultural skills gained from studying abroad.
  • Recognition on the Co-Curricular Record (recognized activity).
  • A flexible list of engagement activities & the opportunity contribute creative ideas.
  • $750 stipend upon completion of activities.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have successfully completed a semester exchange at one of VIU international Exchange Partners, be in good academic standing and be enrolled as a full-time VIU student. 

When & How to Apply:

We are always looking for additions to our team and recruit new agents every Fall & Spring semester.  Contact EducationAbroad@viu.ca to receive a link to the application form.  All returning exchange students will receive an invite to join the program.

Expectations & Restrictions:

  • This program is not available to visiting international exchange students.
  • The Exchange Agent activities are separate from the Global Citizen Network Stipend Program and cannot be counted toward both programs.   
  • Exchange Agents are NOT responsible for providing academic or financial advice to other students interested in studying abroad on exchange.  Please refer ALL academic and financial questions to the Education Abroad office.
  • All volunteer promotional/engagement activities must be approved by the Education Abroad office and completed within ONE SEMESTER.

Exchange Agents on the Move


We will be around the campus throughout the Fall & Spring semester.  Some upcoming events include:

Fall

  • Rock VIU Connect Fair
  • Information Booths
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Education Abroad Info Sessions
  • WorldVIU Days

Spring

  • Information Booths
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Education Abroad Info Sessions
  • Global Citizens Week
  • More events scheduled throughout the semester!

Contact us for more information

Education Abroad Office
Faculty of International Education
Building 255 
Email: EducationAbroad@viu.ca
Phone: 250-753-3245 x2494

 
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