UVic Global Community

Anne Cirillo of International Student Services with a group of UVic Global Community members
Join the fantastic group of Canadian and international students in the UVic Global Community.

The UVic Global Community provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to celebrate diversity, advance inter-cultural competency and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus.

Our programs support international students with the transition to living in Canada, helping you adjust to embrace Canadian culture by:

  • connecting international, indigenous and domestic students
  • supporting all students' well-being, social inclusivity and academic success
  • respecting the beliefs, values, abilities and sexual orientations of all people
  • empowering students to take leadership roles and get involved
  • unifying and enriching our UVic Global Citizenry

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Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program provides opportunities for international students to practice their language skills with UVic students, faculty and staff who are native English speakers.

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Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program offers friendship and guidance for international students as they navigate their social and academic transition to UVic and Canada.

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Holiday Dinner Program

Every December, international students are invited into the homes of UVic students, staff, faculty and alumni for festive holiday dinners featuring good food and great conversation.

Register to be a host or guest, and share in the joy of the holiday season.

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Sign up for our newsletter

Our biweekly newsletter offers advice, information and updates to support the well-being and success of UVic students, faculty and staff who are adapting to life in Canada or are planning to go abroad for work, study or research.

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Join our Facebook group

Get regular updates about programs, services, volunteer opportunities, important dates, informative articles and events!

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More information

To learn more about the UVic Global Community and get involved, contact Anne Cirillo:

International students talk frankly, openly and genuinely about what they love about their life at the University of Victoria.