International Commons

International Commons
UVic international students studying at the International Commons.

The International Commons (IC), located in the McPherson Library, is a place where international students can access programs and services to support their academic success at UVic.

Please direct all questions about the IC to International Student Services at 250-721-6361 or

Advising in the IC

Registration is not required for these services.

Outgoing exchange advising for UVic students
Academic advising for international students

Conversation Cafés

Registration is not required for these programs.

English Conversation Café
German Conversation Café
Russian Conversation Café
Italian Conversation Café
Japanese Conversation Café
Arabic Conversation Café
Mandarin Conversation Café
Spanish Conversation Café


Please register for these workshops by sending an email to Please include your UVic student number in the email.

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