July in Vancouver Island, Canada

  • University of Victoria
Spend part of your winter in Canada (their summer) developing a fundamental understanding of business skills and tools for you to succeed in today’s global marketplace, while also taking advantage of a perfect location and exploring Canada's beautiful west coast.

This 4-week intensive program for international and Canadian students focuses on business communication, international business, entrepreneurship and service management. The program is ideal for students from various disciplines who wish to:

  • Improve written, oral and non-verbal communication skills with a business management context
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of business skills and tools to succeed in today’s global marketplace
  • Experience Canadian University level education
  • Experience a fulfilling, challenging and enjoyable summer in Canada
  • Make long-lasting friendships and networks with other students from around the world
  • Enjoy classroom and social activities during the Canadian summer

Students on the program can take advantage of a perfect location – exploring Canada’s beautiful west coast while also participating in teambuilding and cultural activities as part of the program, such as whale watching and visiting the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

The University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business is double accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (The European Foundation for Management Development through its European Quality Improvement System). The University of Victoria is in Times Higher Education's elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately 1% of the world's best institutions.

The University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business is internationally recognised as a global top tier business school. The International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) courses are taught by award-winning professors, who are highly qualified experts in their fields with extensive real-world international experience. All ISIBM Faculty are regular MBA and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) lecturers and use an engaging university teaching style which includes a range of different course activities.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. The city is the 15th most populous Canadian metro region with a population of 345,000. Victoria is sometimes called "a bit of Old England" because of its beautiful gardens and British-influenced architecture. It is easily accessible by air and sea from Vancouver (east) and the US (south). This attractive city is a world-famous tourism destination with a large non-local student population who come to attend the University of Victoria and other local institutions.