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 to grow professionally through learning about a wide range of education-related topics from a Canadian point of view.


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Program description

International Education works in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria to provide educational opportunities for pre-service and 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 10 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 partners

The University of Victoria

Faculty of Education

Osaka Kyoiku University - Japan

National Taichung University of Science and Technology

Anyang Institute of Technology

Jeollabukdo Office of Education – Korea

Meduca Ministerio de Educacion

Yasuda Women’s University

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International High School Programs (VIHSP)

Program outcomes

Upon completing 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.

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Estimated fees

Fees vary depending on the length and details of your customized program. We can work with you to create a program that works with your budget. 

Application information

How to apply

For more information, please contact Margarita Coppard, Program Assistant, International Education at

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