SFU International Services for Students (ISS) supports international students and SFU students who identify as refugee and newcomer students with a variety of programs and resources.

International Student Orientation

This 3-part series is for all new international students who will begin their studies at SFU to learn about important topics pertaining to international students before beginning your studies at SFU, and to make connections and get transition support once you arrive in Canada.

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Life in Vancouver Guide

The guide is designed to provide an overview of Vancouver, British Colombia, its culture and sights to help incoming students learn about what life is like. Whether you are in Vancouver, elsewhere in Canada, or abroad in your home country - this is your chance to learn more about what this vibrant city has to offer. 

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Refugee and Newcomer Programs

SFU International Services for Students (ISS) provides support services for SFU students who identify as refugees or newcomers. SFU also partners with World University Services of Canada (WUSC) to directly sponsor refugee students via the Student Refugee Program (SRP).

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GlobalCast: International student-led podcast

Tune in to GlobalCast which is the ISS's student-led podcast that fosters inclusivity through engaging intercultural conversations, sharing exciting opportunities, and featuring fun segments with the vibrant global community on campus. You can catch the podcast on popular platforms such as Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. Join us as we explore the diverse perspectives and experiences that make our global community thrive.

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