African classroom

Early childhood education in Africa

UNICEF estimates that 40 per cent of all children under six will live in Africa by 2050, yet research and literature on early educational development is still mainly from outside Africa. A UNESCO co-chair arrangement at UVic will help address this.

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EU Study Tour

Offered through UVic's European studies program, the annual EU Study Tour includes visits to Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg (pictured) and Frankfurt. Undergrad Anna Dodd describes the impact of her overseas experience.

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Co-op student on a mountain

A world of learning awaits you

If you yearn for travel, add an international experience to your degree. The hardest part will be deciding where to go.

International opportunities
Woman looking at a sablefish on a digital screen

Eyes on the deep from all over the globe

The Digital Fishers program—developed by Ocean Networks Canada and Centre for Global Studies at UVic—threw its net wide as part of crowdsourcing global citizen scientists to participate in a recent ONC study.

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Students from an earlier UVic field school in Cuba posing in front of a bus. Photo: Ained Martinez

Cuba Field School: Off the beaten track

During an intensive 30-day field school in Cuba, UVic anthropology students conducted ethnographic field work using cameras, video and sound equipment while they lived with several families and shared everyday experiences.

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Taiwo O. Afolabi in front of a world map

Student from Nigeria focuses on applied theatre

Taiwo O. Afolabi, a UVic international PhD student from Nigeria, had travelled extensively beyond Africa before deciding to pursue his graduate studies in applied theatre with UVic theatre prof Warwick Dobson.

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Two students by the First Peoples House on the UVic campus

Unique international Indigenous co-op exchange

UVic Indigenous students Jackson McDermott and Tami Schiefelbein connected with Indigenous communities in Australia as part of a unique co-op exchange.

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Two students in the International Commons

Welcoming you to the West Coast of Canada

Over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries choose UVic each year. We help international students prepare for life at UVic and in Canada.

Inbound students

Close to home and around the globe

Whether it's welcoming and supporting international students or creating opportunities to learn and teach in other countries, the University of Victoria is connected to the world.

Student services

International Student Services offers programming and support for new and current UVic students.

International research

See how UVic researchers are changing the world.

  • Discover our research interests, strengths and capabilities
  • Learn about our research centres
  • Meet our researchers
  • Find out how to form a research partnership with UVic