Ana Maria Nogueira


"The ELC in UVic has been my best experience studying abroad. Studying at UVic is a real opportunity to learn English in all aspects. They plan activities to develop the four skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. They provide a Learning Centre, which for me is the best facility of the program, where you can practice your speaking with native volunteers in a pleasant environment every day. They have optional extra classes after regular class for writing, conversation, and pronunciation. It’s awesome!"

What's it like living in Victoria?

Victoria is a wonderful city to live in for many reasons. It has plenty of gardens, mountains and beautiful beaches. The  atmosphere is friendly and peaceful. In spring and summer there are many outside activities like fairs, night markets, events and parties.

Best advice for new students

Enjoy every minute of this amazing experience! Join extra activities, make friends, visit the important tourist points and talk to local people! If you can, buy or rent a bike and enjoy this beautiful city!!!

Favourite places

  • To meet friends on campus: Bibliocafe
  • To study: The ELC Learning Centre, where there are teachers and volunteers to help
  • To relax: Willows Beach

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Ana Maria Nogueira