International Student Orientation Programs

Event recordings

All online International Student Orientation Programs in December and January will be recorded. Recordings will be available on this page 48 hours after each event.

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Off-Campus Housing for International Students

Friday, December 1, 2023

Are you an international student who will you be living off-campus in January? This session will provide you with an overview of searching for off-campus housing in Victoria, tips and tricks to renting and key considerations. We will be covering the following topics: Victoria neighborhoods, housing search sites, potential scams, housing considerations, transportation, tenancy agreements, living with roommates and where to find support and information. This session will be most beneficial to those who have not lived in Victoria, or if this is your first time renting.

This event is intended for new UVic international students starting in January.

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Immigration & Settlement Session

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

This session is intended for international students starting their program of study in the spring term (January to April 2024). During this session, the International Advising team will share important information to prepare you for your studies at UVic. Topics will include study permit conditions, work eligibility criteria, health insurance, and more to help you succeed! 

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Grad Writing 101 

Monday, December 18, 2023 

As an international grad student used to writing in a different academic context, you might be unsure of the expectations and standards of academic writing and research in a North American university context. We will review the importance of writing from research and practical strategies for planning, writing, and revising. We will focus on strategic approaches to self-edit in this workshop. 

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Getting to know UVic Tools & Technology Workshop 

Monday, December 18, 2023 

This session will be co-hosted by the Computer Help Desk and Technology Integrated Learning. You will learn about the UVic technology and tools you have access to and will use throughout your studies. These include Brightspace, Microsoft Office 365 and Echo360. We will also cover getting started with UVic’s online tools and some of the cyber security awareness programs that have been prepared for students. 

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Academic Success in Canada 

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 

Learn about the basics of Canadian academics to ease your transition to studying in a new country and different learning environment. We will discuss common academic expectations, communication with TAs and professors, academic supports on campus, and what to expect for course work such as assignments, quizzes, and papers. We will also share about expectations for group work and academic integrity, outline the importance of knowing your syllabus to create a semester schedule and leave lots of time to answer any questions you might have in anticipation of starting your academic career at UVic. 

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Introduction to the UVic Library 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 

This workshop will welcome you to UVic Libraries and review the practical and useful things that the library provides, which support your learning and research at UVic. 

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