Follow the stories of Manuel and Akari, students at the International Study Centre at Royal Roads University. Follow their journey from their home countries to the university campus in Victoria and learn about their experience of studying abroad in Canada.

akaris story

AKARI'S journey from japan

Akari is pursuing a Masters in Intercultural and International Communication at Royal Roads University. Coming from Japan, she wanted to study in a beautiful place, with a campus surrounded by nature. Find out more about Akari’s study abroad journey on the video below.

manuels story

Manuel's journey from Venezuela

Manuel arrived at Royal Roads University from Venezuela to pursue a Masters degree in Global Management. He wants to become a project manager in a civil engineering firm. He's planning to stay in Canada after graduating. Find out more about Manuel's study abroad journey on the video below.

See Manuel's study abroad journey

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Why did Manuel and Akari choose Royal Roads University?

• Practical and meaningful degrees, with internships and work experience
• Learn with the same group of classmates throughout your degree
• Opportunity to work and live in Canada after you graduate

• Graduates may qualify to live and work in Canada
• Safe location close to Victoria, a city of culture and festivals
• Beautiful campus with a castle, colorful peacocks, ocean views and more

Royal Roads University facts and figures

  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • Year founded: 1995
  • Landmarks: Hatley Castle, built in 1908
  • Campus size: 565 acres
  • Student population: 5,300 (550+ international students from 60+ countries)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12 to 1

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