Global Engagement

Global Engagement is Internationalization in action! Making education international in vision and practice is one of the most powerful educational and community-Building movements in universities and colleges around the world. Internationalization sparks innovation and creativity in individuals and communities.

VIU is committed to a dynamic process of internationalization designed to bring new perspectives, fresh ideas, new skills and relevant competencies into our classrooms and our communities. At VIU’s campuses we strive to offer rich and varied opportunities to all students to become cross-culturally competent and well prepared for global citizenship.

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International Cooperation Projects

Faculty and students at Vancouver Island University are actively engaged in international cooperation projects in regions around the world.

On-Campus Engagement

VIU is proud to host annual events such as WorldVIU Days and Global Citizens Forum, and support student programs and clubs providing opportunities for everyone in the VIU community to foster their sense of global citizenship and get active in their local and global communities.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Vancouver Island University is committed to supporting curriculum and university programming that is international in nature and provides students with the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to perform in an international and inter-cultural environment. We are thrilled to support this goal by providing resources such as Global Engagement Grants, support for Visiting Scholars, and links to guidance on developing Education Abroad programs.