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Vancouver Island University (VIU) is located on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Established in 1936, VIU has developed into a comprehensive public university. International students are warmly welcomed at VIU and provided with all the academic and social supports necessary for success in their programs. VIU offers international students a variety of short and long term study experiences in a safe and caring environment.

Vancouver Island University

English Language Centre.
900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5




Academic English/University Preparatory English, Business English, General English, Group Programs (English), IELTS Preparation, Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English)

TESL Certificate

ESL Pathway to VIU
University Preparation
Accelerated University Preparation
Graduate Preparation


Homestay, On-campus (residence), Assistance finding off-campus, private housing

Student Inquiries

250 740-6318