International Student Welcome (ISW) and the ELL International Student Orientation (ELL ISO) are mandatory. This year, these sessions will be taking place during New Student Orientation (NSO), between January 5th and January 6th. Both ISW and NSO are critical to your success, by providing you information on immigration, understanding online learning, introducing you to academic success services, and student services.
All new students can register for NSO (which includes registration to ISW), through their myBVC email accounts. Here's the link for registration.
International students please ensure that you watch the videos below in advance, as advisors will be expecting that students have already reviewed this information.
• International Student Orientation (ISO) WIN 21~ Immigration
• International Student Orientation (ISO) Winter 2021~Academic
Pre-recorded videos will cover topics such as:
• Immigration permits (study and work permits)
• Academic breaks
• Health insurance
• Academic advising
• Full-time and part-time enrolment
• Self-registration and course planning
For questions on what to expect at International Student Welcome, please click here.
For question on what to expect at New Student Orientation, please click here.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Winter 2021 International Student Welcome (ISW) will be held online with pre-recorded sessions and live Q&A with the international students advisors. Check MYBVC email for more updates and to register for the orientation.
ISW (Certificate and Diplomas)
|ELL ISO (International ELL)
||January 5 & 6, 2021
||January 6, 2021
ELL International Student Orientation (ISO)
International students starting the International ELL program are required to attend the session.
ISW for Certificate and Diploma students
International students starting a certificate or diploma program must attend.