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: End of Summer Session

Summer session ends next week! Maybe you are finishing up your UVic degree or exchange program, planning to take a break from your studies at UVic, or just continuing your studies at UVic in the winter session. No matter where you are at, this article provides some considerations for you to plan your next step.

Get your SIN on campus!

New to Canada? Recently extended your Canadian immigration documents? Service Canada representatives will be on campus on August 22 to provide service on issuing or extending SIN. No appointment needed and everyone with required documents is welcome. Refer to event page for detailed information.


Interested in volunteering at the Int'l Student Welcome?

Help welcome new international students to UVic this fall! Apply to volunteer for the International Student Welcome and other ISS Orientation Programming here!

Int'l Exchange to the University of Avignon

Would you like the opportunity to live abroad and develop your French language skills? Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse offers both French and English courses in a wide variety of subjects. This historic university is located in the beautiful Provence region of France. Avignon is a friendly, buzzing and youthful city, with lots to do, on campus and in town. Check out the ISS Exchange Website for more info on how to apply. Scholarship info available from World@UVic.

Int'l Exchange to the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia offers students an energetic student experience brought to life by events, entertainment, sports, clubs and more. You would have the chance to explore Australia, with a home base in Adelaide, a city with one of the highest standards of living, but yet one of the least expensive in Australia. Discover more about UniSA in their Student Exchange Guide. Check out the ISS Exchange Website for more info on how to apply. Scholarship info available from World@UVic.


BC Study Abroad Resources

Are you interested in studying abroad, but have some questions or concerns? The British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium website has many helpful tools, stats and resources for those considering taking their studies globally. The BCSA website also features an inspiring student blog and interesting study abroad news stories. If BCSA sparks your interest in studying abroad, please contact the ISS Exchange Team at or visit our website for further information on how to apply.


Are you interested in writing an article for the Global Community Newsletter, or do you have something newsworthy to promote? Contact Anne Cirillo at