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International Education

International Orientation

The International Education team hosts a series of sessions that have been prepared to provide you with the most information to make sure new students have a successful start to their semester. The sessions are intended to help you navigate and understand how everything works at the College and to make you feel like a welcome part of the College community.

 Attendance to all sessions is MANDATORY  for all new international students. Please make sure you are registered for these events. Contact us for more information.

A group of International students enjoying their time by the beach

Spring 2024 Pre-Arrival Info and Virtual Orientation for International Students

Date: Thursday, April 11 4-5:30 PM PDT

This info session is designed to make sure you are informed of all the steps relating to registration, medical insurance, up-to-date travel requirements, and more prior to arriving to Canada. 

Spring 2024 In-Person Orientation for International Students

Kelowna campus: Date May 2,  Time: 1-3:30 PM, PDT 

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Fall 2024 Pre-Arrival Info Session for International Students

Date:  TBD, Time-TBD

This info session is designed to make sure you are informed of all the steps relating to registration, medical insurance, up-to-date travel requirements, and more prior to arriving to Canada. Please note that this session does not replace the main International Student Orientation days listed below.

Fall 2024 Virtual International Student Orientation

Date:鈥 Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15            

Time-TBD

This Virtual International Student Orientation is mandatory. 

These sessions will cover essential information to ensure a smooth transition at OC and living in Canada.鈥 

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鈥⑩ 鈥痗ourse registration information 
鈥⑩ 鈥痬yOkanagan and Moodle 
鈥⑩ 鈥痠mmigration advising 
鈥⑩ 鈥痑cademic success strategies 
鈥⑩ 鈥疌anadian classroom culture鈥 
鈥⑩ 鈥痗ampus services & community resources 
鈥⑩ 鈥痬eet the International Education staff team, faculty, and college supports 
鈥⑩ 鈥痬eet other students and have fun! 

Fall 2024 In-Person Orientation for International Students

Kelowna Campus: Thursday, August 29

Penticton Campus: Wednesday, August 28

Salmon Arm Campus: Wednesday, August 28

Vernon Campus: Wednesday, August 28

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College-Wide Orientation

The college-wide orientation will be held at the start of September at each campus. For more information, please visit the orientation page /orientation

Pre-Arrival Guide

  • Submit your study permit application (IRCC link) and
  • Inform your market recruitment representative as soon as you receive a decision about your study permit application