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International Student Guide

Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC's Vancouver campus.

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Sign up to receive the International Community Update newsletter

Whether you want to receive important updates or are looking to connect with other international students on campus, sign up to the International Community Update to receive all that and more every Friday.


If you need help with anything related to life as an international student, contact International Student Development

Talk to an advisor

Depending on the nature of your enquiry, we have International Student Advisors (ISAs) and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) who are available to assist you.

They are available for drop-in advising, Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (no appointment necessary).

Email them directly at: isa@students.ubc.ca

When emailing us

Please include the following information:

In the subject line

  • Your student number

In the email body

  • Your name
  • Your citizenship(s)
  • All permit and visa expiration dates (if applicable)
  • Currently in Canada (YES or NO)
International Student Development
  • International House
    1783 West Mall
    VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z2