International Education Week

Global Citizens
“Group photo of the entire tour group at the Arctic Circle on the La pland tour!” - Jovana Vukadinov

November 18-22, 2019

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

Follow along on UVic's Instagram all week as we share student stories and highlight events and resources on campus! 

We will also be adding stories and resources to this page thoughout the week.

IEW 2019 - Howard and Jacqueline
The Exchange Student Experience: Why Choose to Go Abroad?

Events on Campus

International Student Services Exchange Team:

  • Exchange information sessions
    • For Economics students
      • Thursday, November 21, 2019
      • Welcome Centre Presentation Room | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • For all students
      • Friday, November 22, 2019
      • Welcome Centre Presentation Room | 11:00am - 12:00pm

   English Language Centre:

  • International Conversation Club
    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • CST Atrium | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Join other ELC students and volunteers for conversation and games! Cultural Assistant staff will provide activities, card games, board games, snack platters and tea to enjoy while practicing English conversation!
  •  Coffee Social – Karaoke
    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • CST Atrium | 12:30pm-3:00pm
    • Join us for a winter wonderland-themed Coffee Social with cookie decorating, gift giving and a photo booth. All are invited to celebrate International Education Week with cake for everyone!

Student Stories

The Exchange Student Experience: Why Choose to Go Abroad?

From Nanjing to Port McNeil, co-ops create connection - UVic business student Liam Moore travels to Japan

Unique work exchange receives BCCIE award - UVic co-op student Lisa Schnitzler spent a term at RMIT University in Australia