Faculty/staff profile

Counsellor for International Students

Marie Abbott, International Student Counsellor

Hello! My name is Marie, and I feel privileged to work with international students at Camosun College as a counsellor. My story begins in Whitehorse, Yukon, where I was born and raised. At 16, I moved away from home to attend Pearson College, an international school outside Victoria, where I lived and studied with 200 students from 100 different countries for two years. I am fortunate to have friends to visit around the world! My travels have taken me to Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. I have lived in Victoria, on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since the Summer of 2015. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria. As a counsellor, I am dedicated to providing a confidential and supportive place where you can discuss academic, career, personal and/or cultural concerns as you navigate your international student experience.