Your learning is about to take flight!
Through the pre-departure resources, in-person workshops, online courses and checklist work, students are supported in their dreams of studying abroad.
Pre-Departure Steps for Accepted Students:
- Research Pre-Departure Resources
Visit the Pre-Departure section of our website for important information, helpful tips and resources. Start with understanding your responsibilities and the policies that apply to VIU Education Abroad.
- Attend Your Mandatory Pre-Departure Workshops
Logistics session: Review of your role & responsibilities, pre-departure checklist, mandatory medical insurance, safety, health & wellness, funding opportunities, emergency procedures and any questions you may have.
Intercultural session: Explore the foundations of Intercultural Competence and prepare for your experience abroad.
Attendance is mandatory. Please contact us if you have extenuating circumstances that may prevent you from attending.
- Complete Your VIU Travel Registry Pre-Departure Checklist
Prior to departure, all students participating in a VIU international activity must complete the following tasks. Please begin immediately and submit items as you go. All checklist items must be received 1 month prior to your planned departure.
Travel is not approved until the checklist is complete. Items are due a minimum of one month in advance of the planned departure.