Daniela Gonzalez Zilli


“I think going to UVIC and studying at the ELC is the opportunity of a lifetime. I had the chance to improve my English by practicing it inside and outside the classrooms. The teachers are always helping you and their classes are very dynamic and interesting. Every afternoon you have different activities in which you can make new friends and discover many beautiful places in Victoria. I think going to UVIC is the perfect way to study English and have fun at the same time.”

What's it like living in Victoria?

Victoria is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been. It’s the perfect place to be in contact with nature. You can do many activities like kayaking and whale watching; you can go to the beaches and lakes. Downtown is also beautiful and you can visit the parliament, the Empress Hotel and go shopping at the Bay Centre. The public transportation is very comfortable and easy to use. People in Victoria are always friendly and they will help you any time you need it.

Best advice for new students

Be friendly. If you need help don’t be afraid of asking other people and always speak in English so you can really improve it. Get involved in activities, explore Victoria and have fun!

Favourite places

  • To meet friends on campus: The Biblio Café, lounges and activities Student Union Building, Café in the Library and the ELC!
  • To study: The library
  • To relax: Beaches and lakes in Victoria

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Daniela Gonzalez Zilli