Start climbing your mountain.

Attend our virtual orientation events for international students, wherever you are!

Welcome New International Students! 

The staff 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. 


CLIMB is your opportunity to meet people, learn about your new academic lifestyle and understand what it means to be a part of the UFV community. It is a new and exciting way to experience International Student orientation and get ready to CLIMB your mountain.

How to access CLIMB events

Your CLIMB orientation is being hosted on myClass, also known as Blackboard! Personalize your CLIMB by choosing events you wish to attend.

Get started now: 

Access Your CLIMB Orientation

myClass app: 

Prefer to access CLIMB using an app? Learn how to download the myClass app on any mobile device.

Download myClass App

If you're having trouble accessing CLIMB, email or connect with any member from our Global Engagement (GE) team!

Winter 2021

Intended for new international students who are starting their studies in January 2021. 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.

Click the months below to see a sneak peak of what we have planned for you!

What to expect?

We will be providing you with information to help you prepare for the start of the Winter 2021 semester. You will be given the opportunity to schedule your own orientation and join in on info sessions that are interesting and relevant to you. 


Stay on Track
  • Learn the UFV Lingo.
  • Learn about Academic Integrity and why it matters.
  • Learn how to become a succesfull online students.
  • Learn about your medical coverage as an international student.
  • Explore your myClass/Blackboard account. You can find all of your courses in your account.
  • Become familiar with the tools and layout.
  • Practice submitting an assignment or taking a quiz! Don't worry, you will not be graded.
Tech Talk
  • Discover how to access and utilize your myUFV account!
  • Connect to UFV Eduroam wifi (for when you are on campus).
  • Getting support with myClass/Blackboard.
  • Discover our Global Engagement events.
  • Discover myCampusLife: your go-to tool for staying in the loop.
  • Learn ways you can connect with new friends and get #UFVinvolved
Get connected

Join our atmosphere

We have created the private CLIMB Winter 2021 Facebook group. This group is a place for all new international students to connect, ask questions and keep current with our CLIMB orientation programming to get ready for your first semester at UFV!

For even more updates, be sure to follow us at @climb.ufv on:

‌International Student Handbook

To learn more about your new university in Canada, view the International Student Handbook. It's full of information about policies, resources and services that will help you succeed as a university student. 

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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