Strong Start: International Student Orientation

Strong Start: International Student Orientation provides new students with the opportunity to explore campus, learn about services, and meet other students. This program is designed to help you have a successful and memorable first experience at Douglas College. Orientation registration information will be sent to your email address on file. Please update your contact info through myAccount.

There are 2 parts to Orientation for International Students. 


 

Part 1: Orientation Workshop Series

These include new international student specific and general workshops for all new students (domestic and international)

NOTE: Sessions marked "all students" are for all new students - both domestic and international. To view a complete list of the all students workshops, please visit the Strong Start: New Student Orientation page.

All times are listed in local Vancouver time. If you are unable to attend any session, recordings and slides will be posted a few days after the workshop has been completed

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (session B) | Recording | Slides | Password: Vancouver1!

This is your first of 9 helpful workshops designed specifically for International Students. We will provide an overview of Strong Start: International Student Orientation, introduce you to various parts of the college, and host a Q&A to ask about anything and everything.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (session A) |  Recording | Slides | Password: Vancouver1!

Planning on Travelling to Canada? There are a few things to be aware of before you make an informed decision. Point of Entry update for mandatory hotel quarantine stay, submitting your quarantine plans, booking your flight, arriving in YVR, Medical Insurance, and more. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

Signing the Online Agreement, updating your study status, using Blackboard, ordering course materials early, planning for time zones, instructors accommodations (for time zones), materials censorship for some countries, using a VPN, etc. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

Overview of important documents, enrollment status, working eligibility, SIN numbers, and PGWP.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

In collaboration with the Career Center, we will introduce you to some of your options for career skills and support at Douglas College.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

Sign up to match with a continuing student who can help you through our mentorship program. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

Studying in Canada can be very different than your home country. Attend this workshop to learn about tips for success and pitfalls to avoid. 

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

In this session, learn about why Academic Integrity is important in your studies, and what is expected of students at Douglas College, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. You will learn how to avoid common problems such as plagiarism and where to find help.

IMPORTANT: For accessibility purposes, there are 4 sessions offered for this workshop, two on Sept. 3 and two on Sept 15. However, you are required to attend only ONE session. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

Tips to succeed in an online learning environment. In conjunction with the Learning Center and Student Life. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Register Here

OR

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Register Here

In this session, learn about why Academic Integrity is important in your studies, and what is expected of students at Douglas College, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. You will learn how to avoid common problems such as plagiarism and where to find help.

IMPORTANT: For accessibility purposes, there are 4 sessions offered for this workshop, two on Sept. 3 and two on Sept 15. However, you are required to attend only ONE session. 


Part 2: Online Blackboard Course

Strong Start Here: Welcome to Douglas College is a self-paced, self-enrolled course that lives right in your Blackboard. Learn all about Douglas College and how to be a successful student. 

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International Student Workshops

In addition to orientation, Douglas International offers ongoing workshops for currently registered international students throughout the year. Click here to explore our workshop offerings.