VIU Ambassadors

VIU Ambassadors

The Ambassadors of Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada look forward to hearing from you!

Are you interested in studying abroad at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada and would like to know first-hand what it’s like to live and study in beautiful British Columbia? We are sure you have a number of questions that could be answered best by someone who has actually studied at Vancouver Island University – someone who has undergone the same application process and who knows VIU like the back of their hand.

Our Ambassadors have all completed a study program at VIU and finished their study abroad adventure in Canada quite recently. They look forward to supporting you and to helping you with all questions concerning studying and living at VIU.

Which course is the best? Which professor is the funniest, and what does a typical study day at Vancouver Island University look like? Where should you live in Nanaimo, and how do students at VIU spend their leisure time? – Contact our Ambassadors and get first-hand insights by VIU alumni. Our Ambassadors surely have some tips you wouldn’t be able to find in a guidebook.

Our VIU Ambassadors introduce themselves:

Sina S.

Sina S.

VIU Ambassador 2019

Hello everyone,

my name is Sina Soyke and I am now the new Ambassador for Vancouver Island University. I am 21 years old, I study international tourism management at the Hochschule in Bremen and from August until December 2018 I spent a semester at the Vancouver Island University. During my semester abroad, I joined the tourism faculty at the VIU. The courses I liked most have been the two following ones:
On the one hand, “Leading and Organizing Tourism” has been my favorite course, simply because we did so many different things. For example we went kayaking, we visited the Nanaimo Museum, or went to Wildplay Nanaimo to do some climbing (definitely one of the most exhausting and scariest things I did there). On the other hand, “Hospitality Risk Management” has been a very interesting course, since you always got to know what is going on in the world that day or week and how the tourism industry prepares for disasters of any kind.

At VIU, I enjoyed the many different options of sport courses the most. The instructors have always been motivated (and motivating), I got to know many lovely people, I tried things I never did before and the gym is free of charge. Besides, the VIU offered a huge variety of excursions for students, which have always been a lot fun. Last but not least: The library at the VIU. I would have never imagined to say this but I really enjoyed spending time in the library. You cannot always really concentrate on studying while having this amazing sea and mountain view, but it is definitely worth its while (especially the sunsets are adorable).

The thing I liked most about Canada itself have been the excursions into nature. Since Canada is so versatiletly, you will find so many different things to see and do in one place. Even the island itself has so many different sites that it is definitely worth exploring by car. However, parts of my heart will always be in Banff and Jasper National Park. If you decide to study at the VIU, do not miss the chance to fly to Alberta and explore these amazing landscapes and wonders of nature!

If you have any questions please get in touch with me via e-mail.

Meet our previous VIU Ambassadors:

Louisa M

Louisa M

VIU Ambassador 2018

Verena S.

Verena S.

VIU Ambassador 2017

Nick S.

Nick S.

VIU Ambassador 2016

Johannes B.

Johannes B.

VIU Ambassador 2015

Elena D.

Elena D.

VIU Ambassador 2017

Laura Guder

Laura Guder

VIU Ambassador 2016

Markus D.

Markus D.

VIU Ambassador 2015

Christian P.

Christian P.

VIU Ambassador 2017

Julia B.

Julia B.

VIU Ambassador 2016

Britta H.

Britta H.

VIU Ambassador 2015

Downloads & further information

Brochures and forms:

Please find more information as well as forms and guides for your study abroad term at Vancouver Island University in Canada below: