4 Things UBC Has to Offer You

March 23, 2016

Second-year UBC student and Vantage College alumni, Bahja Ammari, shares her experience at UBC so far.

Preparing for Exams: Tips and Resources

April 5, 2016

What's the key to exam success? A Vantage College alumni shares her top tips.

Meet Our Student Orientation Assistants!

June 9, 2016

Get to know Katrina and Nelly, our student orientation assistants who will be guiding our incoming 2016/2017 Vantage College students over this summer! Look out for more blogs from them in the coming weeks.

3 Resources to Help You Practice Your English

June 16, 2016

Here's how you can start practicing your English before you arrive at UBC, right from your phone!

Meet Your Orientation Leaders!

July 7, 2016
We know you're probably excited to start Vantage College this year, but you're not the only one - your fun and friendly Orientation Leaders this year can't wait to meet you! They will be the students to help you settle in and learn all you need to know about UBC and Vancouver. Here's what they want...

The Jump Start Student Experience

July 21, 2016

It's nerve-racking to start a new journey in another country! When I first landed in Canada two years ago, I was nervous yet excited at the same time. Here's my story.

The Jump Start Orientation Leader Experience

July 21, 2016

After two weeks long of training, here I was, rolling my suitcase into first year residence again. I’ve had a good time as a Jump Start participant before, and I credit a lot of my friendships I’ve made to those first two weeks of being in Vancouver. I sure hoped that this time around I would be...

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!

A Day in the Life of a UBC Vantage Student

August 4, 2016

Katrina shows you what a typical day looks like for a UBC Vantage student. Find out what's in store!

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.

Welcome from Dr. Fox, Principal and Academic Director of UBC Vantage College

August 31, 2016

Hello and welcome, Vantage One students of 2016!

As you begin your journey at UBC, our faculty and staff team are very excited to connect with you. You might be wondering: how do I connect with faculty, staff and my fellow Vantage One peers?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vantage Student Check-in: Rachel Souza on Confidence, Friendships and Burgers

December 6, 2016

It takes a lot to say goodbye to the comfort zone of the small city of Limeira, Brazil, but for Rachel Souza, the decision came easy. After experiencing life in Quebec during a high school exchange, Rachel knew Canada was the place she wanted to pursue university. One semester into the Vantage...

Vantage Student Check-in: Luke Lu on Building Robots, Drones and Learning in Kelowna

December 14, 2016

Growing up in Lianyungang, China, Luke always had a natural aptitude and interest in the field of engineering. Nowadays, Luke can be found assembling and programming drones in his spare time as he progresses through the second year of his Electrical Engineering degree. It comes as no surprise...