Global Community Newsletter

Global Community Newsletter | Issue 98

The Global Community Newsletter is published biweekly by International Student Services and provides important dates and information, features opportunities for studying abroad, and highlights intercultural engagement, both locally and around the globe. 

In The Know: Advice for International Students

Health Insurance: All UVic students are required to have comprehensive coverage for the entire duration of their studies. This article will help you understand what’s considered comprehensive health insurance in Canada.

Have you heard about the UVic Global Community?

Join our Conversation Partners and Mentorship Programs that will help you explore intercultural connections, make new friends, improve conversational English skills, and receive support as you navigate your social and academic transition to UVic and to Canada. Stay connected with the UVic Global Community (GC) initiative by joining our Facebook group!


Photo Scavenger Hunt Welcome Event

Join the International Student Services Exchange and Global Community teams for a Photo Scavenger Hunt event. This outing will give you the chance to meet other international students while exploring downtown Victoria! The event will take place on Sunday, January 12th. Contact to RSVP and to get more details on where to meet us.

UVic’s 6th Annual Wellness Week

Be sure to check out UVic’s Wellness Week list of activities. This year, Wellness Week will showcase holistic programming and resources from all corners of our campus. We know that wellness takes many different forms and looks many different ways; there's something for everyone and a place for you here. Join us January 13-17th to explore different opportunities to find connection and community on our campus.

John Innes Research Centre Summer School

Are you interested in plant science or microbiology? Would you like to spend time abroad this summer? The John Innes Research Centre in Norwich, England is hosting an International Undergraduate Summer School, providing students from around the world with a fully-funded opportunity to learn from world-leading scientists and gain an unrivalled insight into research. The program will run from 28 June – 21 August, 2020. Apply here by January 20, 2020.


International Summer School Opportunities

Have you considered studying abroad next summer? Check out the short-term international programs available to UVic students in Summer 2020. Many of these opportunities include early-bird discounts or discounts for UVic students studying abroad at UVic-partnered universities. For more information about summer school programs and the application process, contact International Student Services at


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