GC Newsletter | Issue 162 | November 22, 2021

Global Community Newsletter | Issue 159
UVic students enjoying the waves at Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island


In the know: Advice for International Students

End of First Term: Can you believe the end of the first term is quickly approaching? You may be finishing up your UVic degree program, planning to take a break from your studies, or travelling inside or outside Canada during the winter holidays. Please read our latest article to review the important questions you should consider before leaving UVic. You will also find useful information before starting your studies in January 2022. Good luck finishing your first term!


2021 CBIE International Student Survey

UVic and the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) invite you to participate in the 2021 International Student Survey. This survey gives you the opportunity to provide important feedback and suggestions about your educational experience. Your responses can help shape international programs and supports at UVic and throughout Canada. By completing the survey, you will also be entered to win a prize of up to $1,000! Begin survey: https://surveys.cbie.ca/s3/University-of-Victoria


Global Community Cheers on the VIKES

Have you ever been to a VIKES game? It’s SO much fun! Join the Global Community on Friday, December 3rd to meet other GC students as we make posters and get ready to cheer on the women’s and men’s basketball teams. Together we will then make our way to the game and watch our awesome VIKES teams. Please login with your Netlink ID and password to register here.


Global Community Visits the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Join us on Saturday, November 27th on our excursion to visit the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney! Meet our volunteers at UVic to take the bus and make your way to the aquarium. There, you have time to explore local wildlife, see the famous octopus, and learn more about the rich biodiversity of the Salish Sea. You can then choose to explore downtown Sidney and grab a bite to eat, or return to UVic. Admission to the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is $12 per student. Please login with your Netlink ID and password to register here!


Supporting each other after the BC storms

The University of Victoria recognizes that many members of the campus community have been impacted by the recent storm that's caused catastrophic flooding and closed roads and highways across the province. The university is working to support the needs of those in our own community who have been affected, from instructional flexibility to emergency bursaries, and encourages everyone to keep apprised of changing conditions during the recovery. Please see the UVic News Release about the storms for more resources and supports available. 


UVic International Exchange Program 

Have you ever considered studying abroad during your UVic degree? The International Centre for Students Exchange Program allows you to study at one of our 70+ partner universities around the world while gaining UVic credits and paying UVic tuition fees! Through this opportunity, you can immerse yourself in a new culture, develop or improve your skills in a second language, and make friends from all around the world. The steps to apply are simple, and our next application deadline is February 1, 2022. Where will you go?


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