Alumna Sharon Horton in front of a large ship

Nursing alumna goes abroad and aboard

Alumna Sharon Horton volunteered in Cameroon for two months on the world's largest volunteer-run hospital ship, which provides care to thousands overseas each year. A nursing grad, Horton is an outpatient burn-and-wound nurse.

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People gather for a field visit at the local landfill in Kisumu, Kenya

Community-university engagement a top priority

UVic continues to make a difference in local and global communities with community-engaged initiatives that take place on campus, throughout BC and around the globe.

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UVic researcher Olav Krigolson at a NASA research facility

Head space

UVic researcher Olav Krigolson travelled to Hawaii to help NASA study the mental stress of a long space mission to Mars.

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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
Artisans working on embroidery

The fabric of business

Master of Global Business student Dara Jarallah is empowering marginalized artisans around the world with her social start-up Shoppinglee. (Image: Four of the many artisans who distribute goods internationally through Shoppinglee.)

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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

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