Travel and study opportunities

I-Witness field school
I-Witness field school participants travel to Europe for three weeks to examine how the Holocaust is memorialized.

** Update (May 2020): Following guidelines set forth by the Government of Canada and BC's provincial health officer, the university has placed a temporary hold on outbound global mobility programs. For more information, visit www.uvic.ca/covid-19/travel/index.php **

Earn credit while studying abroad on international exchange, take a UVic-credited field-school course, or work abroad on a co-op placement—all while earning your degree.

International exchanges

Your degree can take you across the world to encounter unique places, people and cultures. Take advantage of UVic's exchange agreements with over 50 institutions in 21 countries across Europe, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and South America.

The International Office can help you to arrange your visa, application, and transfer credit.

Study abroad programs

Spend a fall term exploring Hispanic culture in either Spain or Ecuador and earn 7.5 units of UVic credit in Spanish. All classes are taught in Spanish by qualified local  instructors for a true immersion experience. For more information, visit the Hispanic and Italian Studies website. 

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies also offers study abroad, in which students spend a semester in Greece while earning 7.5 units of UVic credit in Greek and Roman Studies. Program costs include a shared hostel at the Canadian Institute in Greece for three months, as well as transportation and museum passes. For more information, visit the Greek and Roman Studies website.

Co-op around the world

UVic co-op offers international job placements abroad as well as in Canada. Our exchange agreements with institutions in countries such as Germany and Malaysia allow you to work in those counties while earning co-op credit at home.

Field schools

UVic offers hands-on field schools around the world: you can earn course credit while learning about colonial legacies while visiting South Africa, about the Holocaust while touring memorial sites in Europe, and about ancient civilizations while working on archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey. All these courses are taught by UVic professors who are experts in the field. Please note, some field schools may not be offered every year.