Tourists swimming with a provisioned whale shark in Oslob, Philippines. Photo: LAMAVE

Intersections between tourism and biodiversity

Geography PhD candidate Jackie Ziegler hopes her research in Mexico and the Philippines will help inform government policy makers, local villages and visitors on the ethics of feeding sharks for tourism purposes.

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Nima Dorji, senior lecturer with the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, speaks to high school students in Wangduephodrang, Bhutan

The Bhutanese connection

A unique partnership between UVic and Bhutan’s first law school forged out of a newspaper article and a UVic professor’s vision for transnational scholarly exchange.

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Blacktip sharks in the ocean, by photographer Christopher Bird

"Ripple effect" of global shark study

Amy Teffer, a PhD candidate in biology and international student, chose UVic for the appeal of its location and academic connections—and to study with UVic fisheries expert Francis Juanes.

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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
ELC students visiting from Japan teaching the children “Head and shoulder, knees and toes” at Fernwood NRG Daycare Centre

UVic helps shape early childhood education in Japan

The Division of Continuing Studies welcomed its third cohort of early childhood education (ECE) students in as many years, to study teaching methodologies for English and ECE in February at UVic.

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UVic student on campus

Finding intercultural opportunities on campus

Travelling abroad may sometimes seem the only way our students can enjoy international experiences. Here are some tips on finding intercultural opportunities at UVic.

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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
Screenshot of the community engagement world map

Mapping vital impact around the world

Our faculty, staff and students are actively impacting the communities in which we live, work and play. A new interactive map highlights the sheer scale of these efforts.

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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