What is Jump Start?

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Jump Start at UBC’s Vancouver campus is a first-year orientation and transition program for new international students.

It begins with a 11 day immersion program in August and continues to support students throughout their first year at UBC. All international students entering their first year at UBC are expected to register for Jump Start.

Who is Jump Start for?

Jump Start is designed to meet the unique needs of the following first-year undergraduate students doing their entire degreees at UBC Vancouver:

International students coming to UBC from abroad
International students already living in Canada
Canadian students who went to high school abroad

To participate in Jump Start, you should be entering your first year in either of the following Faculties or Schools:

Faculty of Arts (including the Bachelor of International Economics)
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Applied Science
Sauder School of Business
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Faculty of Forestry
School of Kinesiology
Vantage One

If you have questions about whether or not you are eligible to attend, please contact UBC Jump Start by email orientations.jumpstart@ubc.ca.

Key Dates

Registration Opens: April 1, 2016
Registration Closes: July 4, 2016
Payment Deadline: July 6, 2016
Arrive at UBC: August 21, 2016
Jump Start Program: August 21 - 31, 2016
Imagine UBC: September 6, 2016