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.

VIU Information Regarding COVID-19

 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 over zoom.  Please contact us by email to schedule an appointment edabroad@viu.ca.  In the Fall & Spring semesters, we will have a weekly drop in session and the link will be posted here.

Contact us to schedule an appointment

Education Abroad Program Travel Updates

All outbound VIU non-essential travel for students and staff is currently suspended.

Our team continues to support inbound exchange students from partner universities as well as outbound staff and students in planning for future international mobility programs.

The next update for outbound travel for Spring 2022 is expected in mid-September.

2021-2022 COVID Updates

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.