Before you Arrive
Congratulations on your admission to UBC's Okanagan campus! Whether you are coming to Canada for the first time or you have lived here previously, this guide will help you prepare for a successful start – and year – with us here at UBC's Okanagan campus.
This guide outlines the steps you need to take to get ready for studying in Canada. Read each section carefully – you'll find important advice on how you should prepare. If you have questions after reading this guide, contact one of the offices listed in the Contact Us section for more information.
About UBC's Okanagan campus
By attending UBC's Okanagan campus, you are joining one of the most exciting educational innovations in Canadian academic history. In September 2005, UBC's Okanagan campus officially opened its doors to students, combining the academic, technical, and financial expertise of one of the world's top 40 research-intensive universities with one of British Columbia's top regional campuses.
Situated in one of Canada's most scenic regions, UBC's Okanagan campus offers students an intimate learning environment, opportunities for regionally-centred research, and international perspectives – all while obtaining a world-class education.
Kelowna is located in the Central Okanagan, situated along the shores of Okanagan Lake in the interior of the province of British Columbia. The Okanagan Valley is Canada's foremost fruit-growing and wine-making region. As one of Canada's best-known tourist destinations, the Okanagan offers students a very high standard of living with shopping, entertainment, cultural events, skiing, and other recreational opportunities. With a population of over 100,000 people, Kelowna is the largest community in the Okanagan Region. Learn more >>
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