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International Orientation



Online guides and checklists

International Student Guides

Explore our online International Student Guides for a convenient and helpful resource that you can access at any time. Many of these were developed specifically for new international students and some are even intended to be review before traveling to Canada. Please consider these guides and checklists to be an essential part of your overall orientation process!

International Orientation event in lecture hall at BCIT

To help you prepare to succeed in your studies at BCIT, the International Student Centre hosts International Orientation events each term. These events are free and highly recommended for new international students. Please note that registration is required for all events as capacity may be limited. Additional event details will be provided to registrants.

It’s important to understand that International Orientation is separate from BCIT Kick Start and mandatory program orientations.

Fall 2022 International Orientation

We are pleased to announce an in-person International Orientation day at our Burnaby campus on Wednesday, August 31. A detailed schedule and registration details will be made available on this page by mid-summer.

Pre-arrival prep workshops on a variety of important topics are also being offered online throughout the summer to help you prepare for success at BCIT.

International Student Entry Program (ISEP) orientation

Date and Time: See the ISEP 2022 Calendar [PDF] and the ISEP 2023 Calendar [PDF]
All new students starting the ISEP program are required to attend the ISEP Orientation which combines the program orientation with an international orientation and is co-hosted by the ISEP program area and by the International Student Centre. ISEP Orientation details will be communicated directly to all new ISEP students.