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International Student Orientation

Dates: Sunday, August 28th (evening) - Friday, September 2, 2016

Registration now open! Register here today. iCharleston students register here.


Are you a grad student? Check out Grad Jumpstart.

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Jumpstart Parent Orientation - Monday August 29th

Sign up for the parent orientation here

Tentative Schedule for Parent Orientation 

9:30am – 12:00pm

9:30 am (sharp) – tour leaves from in front of ISI offices in the UNC building.

10:45 – 11:00 coffee/tea and refreshments in ASC 140

11:00- 12:00 presentation and questions and answer session with IPS staff.

  • Topics of discussion: Healthcare in Canada, IRCC documentation, academic success, getting involved on campus, as well as a general question and answer session for parents.



The smart and early start to life at UBC's Okanagan campus for undergraduate international students!

Jumpstart provides international students with the chance to settle in well before your academic term begins at UBC’s Okanagan campus!  Take advantage of:

  • academic preparation: research, group work and faculty-specific break-out sessions where you’ll meet professors outside of the classroom environment.
  • social and cultural activities that build your university community and help you succeed in your first term and beyond.
  • off-campus trips that allow you to explore Kelowna and the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Registration - undergraduate

Registration is now open! Register here today. iCharleston students register here

Jumpstart is offered free of charge for all new incoming undergraduate international students. Housing during the week,* food, and on and off-campus activities are all included; however, all Jumpstart participants are responsible for their personal spending and a $125.00 + GST (5%) = $131.25 non-refundable registration fee upon registration.

* Important Note: Housing is ONLY provided if you have applied for and accepted your on-campus housing offer for the academic year. If you do not have on-campus housing you will need to arrange alternate accommodations as well as any necessary transportation to and from the campus to attend activities.

Deadline to Register:  July 31st, 2016



Student Category Registration Fee  Jumpstart Program  Total 
 International Student   $125 + GST= $131.25 (non-refundable)  Free  $131.25

Canadian/Permanent Resident

iCharleston Kelowna

  $125 + GST= $131.25 (non-refundable)  $800.00 (non-refundable after July 31 deadline)  $971.25





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Questions about Jumpstart?

Contact Gabo Zavala and Evelyne Kiiza 
Jumpstart Coordinators

Email: jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca

International Programs and Services office, University Centre room 227


Contact JumpStart with your questions or comments. 

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