Study Abroad at the University of Victoria

Canada Pacific Region Victoria

Safe, friendly, and beautiful are three words full-time students often use when describing the University of Victoria (UVic). With a maximum of 18 students in each class, you can expect to experience the personalized and welcoming community firsthand. What’s more, nature abounds on this park-like campus. Outdoor activities are common—it’s no surprise, as the campus reflects the city around it. Victoria is considered one of the best cycling communities in Canada. Activities occur throughout the year, as the city has some of the mildest weather in Canada. By taking a quick 15-minute bus ride, you can enjoy all the amenities and charm of downtown Victoria. Better yet, take a leisurely 20-minute stroll from campus to reach the ocean, a wonderful park, and shops and cafes selling everything from local produce to coffee.

Academic strength: English
Rankings: Times Top 100
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

University of Victoria

This is a young university committed to economic wellbeing, technological advances, and social justice. Given degree-granting status in 1963, University of Victoria (UVic) accelerated to become one of Canada’s top research institutions, and it is widely recognized for its civic engagement. It is little surprise that UVic alumni include notable politicians, jurists, and founders of leading tech firms Hootsuite, Flickr, and Slack. 

The charmingly supportive community reaches out virtually in this English language learning experience.

Learn more at University of Victoria's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Luna Kamiya
“Through studying abroad, I came up with the idea of ​​wanting to learn and know about the world's situation. I would like to continue learning by making use of the perspectives I gained from studying abroad at Victoria.

Studying abroad will definitely affect you and give you the chance to change something. And above all, you can have a fun and fulfilling time. If you are interested in it, please try it! Meet many people, spend an irreplaceable time, and have an experience where you can meet your new self!”
Luna Kamiya, Past SAF Student

Life on the Edge

"When you're at the Edge, there's a sense of possibility and a rush of excitement"

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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