Co-operative education and work experience

Paris on Stage 2017 Field School Students
Paris on Stage 2017 Field School Students - Photo by Robin Greenwood

Take your knowledge and skills beyond the classroom and into the workplace.

UVic's renowned Co-op program—which is optional for Master's students—will allow you to develop and utilise your competencies in Canada or abroad.

For more information, visit the Co-operative Education Program & Career Services pages.

National and international exchanges

Our graduate program has close connections with several graduate programs in Québec and France. Contact our Study Elsewhere Adviser for more details.

We encourage you to gain experience outside the classroom by participating in one (or several) of the following programs:

  • EXPLORE: a 5-week summer language program in Québec or other locations across Canada. Offered normally once every two years
  • Field school program: Spend a month immersed in the language and culture of a francophone country and earn 3 units of third-year UVic credit.
  • Co-op program: alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to your field of study.
  • ODYSSEY: a full-time language assistant program.
  • SciencesPo: participate in an exchange program in France's preeminent university for social sciences.
  • Summer programs in French at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
  • Participate in an exchange to a Francophone University. You may contact the International & Exchange Student Services located in Room A205, University Centre and the Canadian Bureau for International Education where you will find more information on exchange programs and student placement. You may also organize your own program of study elsewhere independently of the Exchange program. Please consult the Undergraduate Adviser to select appropriate courses. If you wish to study in France you may also consult the Agence Edufrance.