My home away from home: Vancouver Island University

    7.3 /10

    I really wanted to go somewhere in Canada where it was warmer and seeing the island I could not resist the chance of living in beautiful BC

    Course Curriculum :

    I love my program and l have learned so much from the wonderful faculty in the department. You have to complete 2 Research method classes and 2 Statistics classes to prepare you for data analysis and research report writing

    Exams :

    Requirements were A-level completion: completed 4 A.S. courses equivalent to 2 A-level. English test; IELTS 7.5.

    Internship :

    My program does not include co-op or internship placements

    Placement :

    It’s great but you do need to get involved within the faculty of psychology early. Start off by completing your first year courses and apply with some professor’s labs as an assistant to senior students. Once you have completed your research method and statistics classes slowly move your way into starting your own research project for experience or for your honours

    Events :

    The campus has grown so much since I have moved here and so has the city of Nanaimo! The library is great for studying and now there is a Starbucks too! There are a variety of clubs for all interests- I was involved in intramural sports (soccer, basketball) and got some coding experience through the computer science clubs.

    Fees :

    ~ C$19,000 per year

    Scholarship :

    VIU World-Wide Student Scholarship - given to new international students based on their high school transcript- value $2500

    Faculty :

    I love the professors in the Psychology department as they are really well versed in their field and are involved in the student’s learning and experience. Some of the professors within the department who have inspired me through my educational path have been Dr. Tony Robertson, Dr. Elliott Marchant and Dr. Lindsay McCunn

    Hostel :

    I lived on campus for 2 years before venturing out to find independent living. On my first year I shared a room with a roommate but in my second year I got my own room. Living situation partly depends on the residence building you are placed in because some building are only solo rooms while others have a mix of both.

    7.3 out of 10