English Language Centre Orientation

Welcome to the ESL program!

Each term, we provide an orientation for new ESL students a few days before classes start. Students will learn about their program, student services, campus life and activities as well as information about the larger Nanaimo community. 

Here are some of the benefits of attending ESL orientation before you begin your classes:

  • Make new friends and meet current VIU students!
  • Get set up with wifi, a VIU computer account and your Student Record.
  • Go on a tour of the campus with Peer Helpers (student volunteers).
  • Meet members of the International Student Services team including academic advisors, immigration specialists, counsellors and others.
  • Get to know more about the ESL programs and services.
  • Find out about fun activities and road trips.
  • Find out about how to stay safe and healthy.
  • Explore the community with our free downtown Nanaimo Walking Tour.

Our next ESL Orientation is Fall 2022 Term A: 

Wednesday, August 31st | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM | Building 310 (Malaspina Theatre, VIU Nanaimo)

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