International graduate students bring valuable perspectives, insights and experiences to the university. If you are a current international student, this section will provide tips and resources to help you make the most of your grad experience.
If you are a new student, visit our Virtual Orientation page to help you find your way through getting settled in Metro Vancouver and getting established in the Canadian university system.
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As a graduate student, you are busy with your research, work and life. As an international graduate student, you already know that you will need to plan ahead for travelling home or abroad for conferences or study opportunities.
You can save yourself time, stress and money by understanding the rules, planning ahead, and keeping yourself informed about any policy changes.
We've put together a few tips and resources to help you out.
Tip 1: Stay updated on government policy and procedural changes
Subscribe to the Grad Studies Blog for the latest updates. Our Grad Students facebook page is also a great place to get updates, ask questions and share advice. You will also automatically receive weekly email updates from International Services for Students.
The International Services for Students also has some excellent resources and instructional handouts available on their website which cover a variety of frequently-asked-questions, from applying for work permits, travelling to the USA, inviting family to Canada and much more.