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 students can access programs and services to support their academic success at UVic.

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

Academic Advising

Email to pre-book an appointment or visit the IC on Monday afternoons to sign up for an appointment.

Conversation Cafés

Registration is not required for these programs. Everyone is welcome!

Please direct questions about the Conversation Cafés to .

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

UVic Global Community

The UVic Global Community is a program area within International Student Services (ISS) that involves international, indigenous and domestic students, staff and faculty working together to celebrate diversity, advance intercultural competency and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus.

Through many partnerships and community connections, our programs support international students' transition, integration and academic success:

Please direct questions about the UVic Global Community to .