Customized International Education Programs are designed to suit the schedules, interests and needs of educators coming from diverse teaching contexts around the world. These programs provide the opportunity for international educators grow professionally through learning about a wide range of education-related topics through a Canadian point of view.

Program Description

International Education works in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria to provide educational opportunities for in-service professionals covering various fields of interest ranging from early childhood education to the post-secondary level. International Education also works in cooperation with the English Language Centre to support the delivery of content courses designed for international students who require additional language instruction

We offer short-term professional development programs throughout the year that can be customized to fit the schedules, interests and needs of groups of international educators. We can offer programs to any size group, however for the best price and classroom experience we recommend a minimum of 15 participants. Classes are interactive and may include class discussions, group work, guest lecturers, and field trips.

Program Samples

Each Customized International Education Program is designed exclusively to meet the needs of participants enrolled in our programs. These samples demonstrate the types of programs that we are able to offer. We work closely with sponsor institutions to create the best possible program for our participants

Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Program Sample – 4 Week TEFL program

Professional Development
Program Sample – 2 Week Early Childhood Education Program

Who is this program for?

Customized programs can be developed for:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Instructors
  • Early Childhood Education Teachers
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • School Administrators (Principals, Directors, etc.)
  • Adult and Post-Secondary Instructors

Program outcomes

Upon completing the of our International Education Programs, graduates will have:

  • Earned a professional certificate at one of the top universities in not just in Canada, but the whole world;
  • Learned from many experts in the field of education, including UVic’s renowned Faculty of Education professors;
  • Visited local schools, observe classes and meet school administrators and teachers;
  • Lived in one of Canadian’s most beautiful and friendly cities;
  • Experienced Canadian culture through socio-cultural activities.

Admission and completion requirements

Please contact us directly so that we can learn more about your group and make the best recommendations to suit your needs and interests. We usually require a minimum of 15 students to build a customized program.  We will be happy to prepare a program proposal for your group, including:

  • class schedule
  • optional activities / workshops / school visits
  • accommodation options
  • estimated program fee

Estimated fees

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Fees listed in this section are only an estimate. Total program fees will vary depending on course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

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How to apply

For more information, please contact:

Chris Fevens
Program Coordinator