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 actually intended to be reviewed prior to your departure for Canada. Please consider these guides and checklists to be an essential part of your overall orientation process!
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.
Spring/Summer 2023 International Orientation
International Orientation for the Spring/Summer 2023 term includes both an online orientation workshop series running from March through April. There will also be a Meet & Greet social event at Burnaby campus on March 30 and the downtown campus on April 28.
Please follow the links above to register for any of these events that you would like to join.
Technical Academic English Orientation
Date and Time: See the 2023 Calendar [PDF] and the 2024 Calendar [PDF]
All new students starting Technical Academic English are required to attend the TAE orientation which combines the program orientation with an international student orientation and is co-hosted by the TAE program area and by the International Student Centre. Program orientation details will be communicated directly to all new TAE students.
Other Online Orientation Resources
Introducing BCIT’s Student Success Hub
BCIT Kick Start video
- BCIT Student Success Hub
- Virtual BCIT Campus Tours
- Next Steps for New Students
- BCIT Kick Start & Program Orientation
- BCIT Indigenous Awareness Course
- BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI)
- BCIT Language Support Service
- Counselling & Student Development
- BCIT Student Association (BCITSA)