University of Victoria


International Exchange Program 

The City

Victoria, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is the oldest city in western Canada. The city has taken steps to preserve its architecture and boasts numerous heritage homes in styles such as Tudor Revival, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne. Known as the "City of Gardens," Victoria is situated around a beautiful harbor and remains a bustling maritime city today.

The University

The present-day University of Victoria was originally established in 1902 as Victoria College. Incorporated as a university in 1966 and called "UVIC" by its students, the university has approximately 17,000 students and is located within walking distance of magnificent Cadboro Bay. A full schedule of concerts, plays, exhibitions, films, lectures, and athletic events attracts more than 300,000 people a year to campus. For more information, see UVIC's Web site at

The Program

Orientation takes place one week before the fall term begins. Students choose courses in business, sciences, fine arts, liberal arts, social sciences, health, psychology, social work, education. Students live in on-campus dormitories. Some residence halls offer a meal plan; others provide cooking facilities. Students typically earn between 12 - 15 credit hours per semester. 

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