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 May 3rd and 4th. 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. 

What should I attend during orientation?

International students attend multiple orientation sessions during orientation days. Please note all orientation sessions will be conducted online.
ELL International Student Orientation (ELL ISO): This session is mandatory for students who are entering the International ELL program in May. This is scheduled for May 4th at 8:00 am.
International Student Welcome: This sessions is mandatory for students who are starting a certificate or diploma program in May. This is schedule for May 3rd at 6:00 am MST.
New Student Orientation: This sessions is mandatory for students who are starting a certificate or diploma program in May. These sessions cover important additional information for international students. This takes place on both May 3rd and May 4th. NSO starts at 8:00 am on May 3rd, so international students do not miss out on any sessions while participating in the International Student Welcome.

How do I register for orientation?

All new students can register for NSO (which includes registration to ISW), through their MyBVC email accounts. Here's the link for registration.

How do I prepare for orientation?

International students will be emailed a few video recordings on Monday, April 26th in advance of ISW. Please review these videos to be prepared for your welcome session.

Pre-recorded videos will cover topics such as:
  • Immigration permits (study and work permits)
    • Arrival to Canada and quarantine processes
    • Academic and non-academic reminders
For additional questions about orientation:

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 May 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.

Upcoming Dates

Start Date

ISW (Certificate and Diplomas)

ELL ISO (International ELL)
Spring 2021 May 3 & 4, 2021 May 4, 2021

International Education

North Campus, N333 
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-3476
international@bowvalleycollege.ca

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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