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Global Lounge

The Global Lounge is a welcoming and comfortable space to have conversations. It is a centre of diversity, cross-cultural exchange, and the 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.

Visit the Global Lounge

The Global Lounge is a space designed to enrich your UFV student experience. We have tables for studying, cozy chairs for relaxing, and a 70-inch screen TV with cable, HDMI hookup, and Blu-Ray player. We also have free tea, water, and light snacks to share.

Location: Room B223, inside the reception area of UFV International (look for “Global Lounge” and “UFV International” signs in the hall outside the area)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Global Lounge Programs by UFV International

Global Lounge programs

Our regular weekly programming includes planned activities and drop-ins.

  • Friends Without Borders: [Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.]
  • STEP Café: [Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.]
  • Game Night: [Thursdays in November from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.]
  • Language Exchange: [Dates/events TBD]

Book the Global Lounge for your own event

You can book the Global Lounge for your own event. Some examples of events that we have hosted include photo exhibits, movie nights, salsa dancing lessons, and cultural events.

Each booking should include 15 to 30 minutes for setup at the beginning plus 15 to 30 minutes for cleanup after the event.

  • Non-exclusive booking during office hours: You can request to use a section of the lounge for activities during regular office hours.
    • If you request a booking during this time, the Global Lounge space is not exclusive for your event. There will be foot traffic and noise from other visitors passing through. Those people may become interested in what is going on. 
    • Additionally, because people work in the UFV International offices, we will consider the noise impact of your proposed activity before deciding whether to approve your request.
  • Exclusive booking outside of office hours: You can book the lounge for your exclusive use from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Cost and who can book it

In most cases, you can book the Global Lounge at no charge if you are:

  • An approved club
  • A group of students trying to form a club
  • A faculty member

We also offer small snacks for free.

Events that are catered or take place after hours may require additional costs for security, catering, etc.

Request a Global Lounge booking

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