International Student Welcome

Two international students attending International Student Welcome

January 12, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

As an international student, you have a unique experience transitioning to university and life in Canada, so we've designed an orientation program just for you. The International Student Welcome program introduces you to UVic staff and current students who will help you transition into life at UVic.

  • Make new connections while discovering important campus resources
  • Meet the International Centre for Students team
  • Learn about immigration documents, health insurance, and other important topics
  • Connect with other new and returning students as well as Global Community volunteers

The International Student Welcome is an in-person event.

For questions about International Student Welcome, please contact the International Centre for Students at .


The registration form for the International Student Welcome event is now closed. 

To register for the International Student Welcome Event on Friday, January 12, please email with your full name and V number. We look forward to welcoming you to UVic.

International Student Orientation Programs

In addition to the International Student Welcome event, throughout December and January there will be many events and information sessions organized by the International Centre for Students that will focus on building your community, getting to know your peers, understanding Canadian culture, and getting to know your campus as an international student. 

Please check out the full International Student Orientation Programs schedule and register for each event.

View the schedule

Find past event recordings

Other programs supporting international students

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program offers friendship and guidance for international students as they navigate their social and academic transition to UVic and Canada.

Learn more

Conversation Partners

The Conversation Partners Program provides students with opportunities to practice and build confidence in their conversational English skills.

Learn more

Global Community Events

The Global Community hosts a number of events and activities that celebrate diversity and foster intercultural connections! They are open for all students.

GC events