International Education Week

Global Citizens

November 13-17, 2017

What is International Education Week?

Every November, countries around the world celebrate International Education Week (IEW), an opportunity to promote the benefits of international education and mobility.

"IEW will showcase the impact that international education has in preparing Canadians for the world and supports Canada's efforts to engage effectively on the international stage. It is a reflection of the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among various stakeholders across Canada to join forces to highlight the importance of international education."

Canadian Bureau for International Education

With our new International Plan and a community of students, faculty and staff travelling around the world, UVic is dedicated to being a leader in international education.

Schedule of activities

The Office of Global Engagement is hosting a variety of free workshops and events throughout International Education Week. Check out our schedule and join us!

(registration is not required)

It’s a statutory holiday for Remembrance Day.

Due to convocation, no activities have been scheduled yet.

International Conversation Club

Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Host: English Language Centre
Location: Continuing Studies Building

EFL students and community volunteers are welcome to come together for casual conversation, activities, and food (CST Atrium).

"Picture the World" Photo Contest

Host: The Office of Global Engagement
Location: University Centre

Check out the 2016 winners from the "Picture Your World" photo contest. 2017's winners will be displayed this week in the lobby of University Centre Building. 


Online Career Fair for International Students

Time: 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Host: Co-operative Education Program & Career Services  

Looking for work? Exploring career options? Connect with employers from a wide range of organizations at UVic's online career fair for international students. Talk to professionals in your field and discover companies that are actively recruiting international students and graduates.

Register early to create your profile and see what employers are attending.

Are you an employer looking to register for the fair? Check out our employer page.


Exchange Program Information Session

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: International Student Services
LocationWelcome Centre, B104, University Centre

Speak with exchange advisers from International Student Services, and learn more about the outgoing exchange opportunities available to UVic students.

"Picture the World" Photo Contest

Host: The Office of Global Engagement
Location: University Centre

Check out the 2016 winners from the "Picture Your World" photo contest. 2017's winners will be displayed this week in the lobby of University Centre Building. 


Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Host: Co-operative Education Program & Career Services  
LocationBEC 454

This workshop introduces students to culture and cultural values, cultural intelligence and UVic’s intercultural competency framework. It is also included in the Introduction to Professional Practice (IPP) course that all students complete before their first Co-op work term. 

Register through the events calendar at learninginmotion.uvic.ca.


International Conversation Club

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Host: English Language Centre
Location: Continuing Studies Building

EFL students and community volunteers are welcome to come together for Coffee Social (CST Atrium) for a game of Music Bingo. There will be celebratory cake and coffee/tea served.