New student checklist

June 27, 2017

Applying to UBC's Vantage One program but unsure if you've completed everything? Read our ultimate student checklist, for a list of everything you need to do before arriving

6 Ways to Cope with Homesickness

May 3, 2017

Living away from home for the first time is a daunting experience for everyone, which can often lead to homesickness. However there are easy steps you can take to overcome homesickness, and make the most of your Vantage One experience.


3 Ways to Connect with Your Professors

November 30, 2016

One of the perks of being in Vantage College is its tight community, where you have a small set of classmates and professors which make it easier to get to know your professors. Here's how you can make the most of it.

Financial Planning 101

October 27, 2016
Navigating living on your own means learning some basics of “adulting”: how to deal with money. Being at university certainly isn’t cheap, and knowing how to spend your money wisely is something everything student must know.

How to Step Out of Your Social Bubble

October 14, 2016

One of the biggest challenges many international students face when they first arrive is who they want to hang out with. When chatting to other students online, it may have seemed like you had to make a choice between international or domestic students.

How to Make Friends and Get Involved on Campus

August 31, 2016

Making more friends can seem daunting after Jump Start! Even though UBC is a large campus and you’re bound to meet lots of people you’ll get along with, it can definitely mean that you might get lost when trying to find close friendships.

Your Guide to Neighborhoods in Vancouver

August 11, 2016

Vancouver is more than just UBC and downtown - there’s so much to explore! Here is your complete guide to Vancouver neighborhoods to help you get familiar with the various spaces in your new city.

Plan For Your Arrival at UBC

August 4, 2016

Arriving at a new country can be adventurous and fun, but it can also be scary. A lot must be done before and even after you arrive. So let’s get started!