International Education

International Orientation

The International Education team hosts a series of sessions for new students to ensure a successful start to each semester. The sessions are intended to help students navigate settling in Canada and starting studies at the College and becoming a 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 (inted@okanagan.bc.ca).

A group of International students enjoying their time by the beach

Plan Ahead Virtual Session

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Time: 9:00-10:00 AM, PDT

Students admitted for the Fall 2024 semester can bring their questions about registration. The session has been designed by the Education Advisors to help you understand how to plan your courses for the entire academic year, including Fall 2024 and Winter 2025. 

You will learn how to: 

  • Choose the right courses for your program.
  • Simplify your registration process:
    • How to use Plan Ahead
    • How to register for your courses

We look forward to having you attend the event!

Fall 2024 Pre-Arrival Info Session for International Students

Date: Thursday, July 11

Time: 9:00-10:00 AM, PDT

This info session is designed to inform students 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:  Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15         

Time: Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and Thursday 8:30 AM-12:15 PM, PDT

Registration: Coming soon 

This Virtual International Student Orientation is mandatory. 

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

The following topics are covered:  
•    Course registration information 
•    MyOkanagan and Moodle 
•    Immigration advising 
•    Academic success strategies 
•    Canadian classroom culture  
•    Campus services & community resources 
•    Meet the International Education staff team, faculty, and college supports 
•    Meet other students and have fun! 

Fall 2024 In-Person Orientation for International Students

  • Penticton Campus: Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, PDT
  • Salmon Arm Campus: Wednesday, August 28, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, PDT
  • Vernon Campus: Wednesday, August 28, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, PDT
  • Kelowna Campus: Thursday, August 29, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, PDT

This orientation day is designed to welcome you to your campus and provide practical information to assist you with settling in your city.   

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