Student life for international students

Get involved in your community! Make new friends from your own and other cultures, share peer support, and explore the region around UFV. We have lots of opportunities for you to enjoy yourself, enrich your university experience, and help others learn with you.  

En Route program

The En Route program connects international and domestic students for fun and fascinating off-campus adventures. The day trips include visits to natural settings, warm-weather and cold-weather sports, seasonal events, city tours, and local attractions.

Friends Without Borders (FWB)

Friends Without Borders (FWB) is a 10-week intercultural peer support program that builds social and cultural connections for students. The program is designed to provide a supportive community for UFV students to connect globally, pursue intercultural learning, and build meaningful connections.

The Global Lounge

The Global Lounge is a welcoming and comfortable space for conversation. It is a centre of diversity, cross-cultural exchange, and respectful debate of ideas and views. It is a great place to study, hang out with friends, attend an event, or simply drop in for a break.

small version of the 2024 step cafe logoThe STEP Café

The STEP Café is a weekly drop-in to help international students. Get answers to questions about different parts of student life, including:

  • Academics
  • Health
  • Accommodation
  • Working
  • Self-care
  • Community engagement

Become a CLIMB Guide

CLIMB Guides are student leaders who help incoming international students navigate the process of UFV orientation. It is a great opportunity to get valuable experience, build skills, and make new friends. New students value the opportunity to hear your first-person insights into the UFV experience!

UFV Roster

Looking for volunteer experience? Join our engagement team and help out in the International department's events and get more involved in university life! Meet new people, get volunteer experience and have fun!

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