Vivian Elzinga, M.A.

Pronouns: she/her

Global Learning Advisor

University of Calgary International

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 210-8730

Questions about exchanges, research, internships, or general Global Learning inquiries?
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Questions about Group Study Programs?
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Educational Background

MA Hispanic Linguistics University of Western Ontario, 2017

BA Spanish Language and Literature University of Waterloo, 2015


Vivian is originally from Hamilton, Ontario but has also spent significant time living in Spain at various times in her childhood and during her undergraduate degree. She has also been to Brazil (where she has family), the Dominican Republic, Greece, Portugal, and Morocco. When she travels, she enjoys learning the less formal side of historical events, finding humor in the similarities of the challenges faced by people of the past and present. Vivian has previously held roles at the University of Western Ontario as a Curriculum Support Administrator with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and was a Project Coordinator for the Mustang Maps project with their Study Experience office. 


International experience: Studied at Universidad de Granada (Spain)

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

More Information

  1. Log in to the Advising Portal
  2. From the left-hand menu, select "Advising", then "Study Abroad". Read the introductory text, then select "Study Abroad Appointment Calendar". 
  3. Select "Book by Provider" to view Vivian's calendar and make an appointment.

While Global Learning Advisors can provide general information about all programs, Vivian is the advisor for these specific programs. 

  • Exchange, research, and internship opportunities in:
    • North America (Canada, USA, Mexico)
    • South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
    • Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad)
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
  • Select 2022 Group Study Programs:
    • Social Enterprise in Practice in the Dominican Republic
    • Community Building through Meaningful Collaboration in Japan
    • Urban Political Economies in the Southern Cone: A feminist and post de-colonial analysis of Buenos Aires
    • Tropical Life, Coral Reefs, White Sand and Caribbean Rocks

To view each program's webpage, or browse all available programs, use the online Program Finder!