Campus Life for International Students
BCIT is known for demanding programs that are designed to prepare students for a professional career.
However, there are plenty of opportunities for international students to make new friends and to enjoy campus life while at BCIT!
BCIT Student Association (BCITSA)
The BCITSA is run by an elected executive council of students and organizes many events and programs for all students. They also manage BCIT's campus pub, Habitat, which is a fun place for anyone (19+) to meet friends after class for a delicious meal or a game of billiards!
Explore the BCITSA website to find out more about what they have to offer.
BCIT International Social Club
The purpose of the International Social Club is to provide students with the opportunity to make connections with peers from diverse backgrounds. It is a totally inclusive club and any BCIT student is welcome to join – including domestic students! There is a $20 one-time member registration fee and new members receive a complimentary club t-shirt.
BCIT International proudly sponsors the International Social Club and a BCIT staff member from the International Student Centre serves as the BCIT Staff Advisor to the club. However, please note that all student clubs are run by an executive team of students and are administered by the BCITSA.
There are lots of clubs at BCIT ranging from Young Women in Business to BCIT Racing to BCIT LGBTQ+. Getting involved with a clubs is a sure way to meet other students with similar interests, and serving as a club executive can provide an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills, give back to the BCIT student community, and to improve your resume.
Take a look at the full list of student clubs at BCIT or see Clubs on the BCITSA website for more details.
BCIT Recreation Service
There are lots of ways to get active and to meet people through the various fitness classes, sports, and more offered by Recreation Services.
BCIT Housing Community
Staying in residence on campus is a fantastic way to meet new friends, enjoy organized activities, and to become part of the tight knit BCIT Housing Community.