International student advising

international student advising, help

Welcome to UBC’s Okanagan campus

The challenge of living in a new environment, socializing in a new culture, and studying on a new campus is exhilarating, but even the most adventurous students can use some help from time to time. This website and International Programs & Services (IPS) aims to do just that—provide you with helpful guidance on everything from health insurance to exams to meeting people. You’ll find sections that cover the major aspects of your UBC experience and contain valuable quick-reference contact lists and other useful resources.

General advising

Our International Student Advisors are available to assist students with a wide range of concerns. Come see an advisor if you have questions about:

Not sure where to start? Come and see us – we are here to help!

Our staff can also connect students with additional campus and community resources throughout their time at UBC.


As of March 23rd, 2020, all IPS services are being provided online only.

We can be reached by email during our online office hours, which are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please e-mail for e-mail advising or to schedule an appointment, and one of our advisors will connect with you as soon as possible.