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Welcome to the CLIMB! 

All of us at UFV International are pleased to welcome you and many others like you from over 75 different countries to British Columbia, Canada, and our UFV community. We know that starting your studies at UFV is a unique and exciting experience which is why we have created CLIMB, your international student orientation. 

Your CLIMB begins 4 weeks before the semester starts to ensure a slow and comfortable pace while you prepare to become a UFV student. Through live sessions, drop-in style check-ins with the Global Engagement team, and tons of resources, you will get information on:

  • Travelling to Canada during COVID-19 and Quarantine
  • Medical Insurance
  • Online learning
  • Campus Resources and Academic Support Services

Follow us on Instagram @climb.ufv to stay up-to-date.

Fall 2021 Orientation (August 13 - September 10, 2021)

If you are a new international student who is starting your first semester at UFV this Fall semester then this orientation is for you! Discover services available to you including immigration workshops and student support, as well as build confidence in using myClass/Blackboard, the online learning platform where your classes will be held.

Get the iCent App:

As a new student, you are required to sign up for iCent. You will find all the resources, forms, and checklists you need, in one convenient app. After you download the app, you will need to register for CLIMB.

  1. Download the iCent app (available at the Apple Store and Google Play Store). If you are unable to download the app, visit the iCent web app
  2. Select "Canada" as your institution country.
  3. Select "University of the Fraser Valley" as your institution name.
  4. Enter your UFV student email and confirm that it is correct. You will receive an email with a secured PIN to log in. (Visit The Essentials page to learn how to log into your UFV student email if you are unsure.)
  5. Enter the PIN and press "continue."
  6. Complete your profile.
  7. Find the "CLIMB Orientation" icon and fill out the CLIMB Registration Fall 2021 form.

Download iCent (Apple) Download iCent (Android) iCent Web App How to Video

Kerstin Stausberg

UFV is awesome! It provides small classrooms for better student and prof interaction. You can get involved in clubs and associations. And if you have any problems, there are always helpful staff members who will support you.

  • – Kerstin Stausberg
  •    UFV student
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