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VCC International Newsletter - July/August 2019

Looking for Something to Do this Summer?
Consider Volunteering!

Volunteering is a great way to:
  • meet diverse groups of people
  • discover new interests
  • gain work experience in Canada
  • practice communicating in English
  • learn more about communities in Metro Vancouver
Resources for finding volunteer work include the Go Volunteer database and contacting a local community centre (links to individual community centres in Vancouver found here). 


Are you interested in gaining volunteer experience at VCC?

We need volunteers to assist at our Fall 2019 orientations, taking place on the following dates:

Thursday, August 29, 8:30am to 3:00pm  &
Friday, August 30, 8:30am to 3:00pm

If you are interested in volunteering on either or both dates, please send an email to with the subject "Volunteer for International Student Orientation".  You need to include the following information in your email:
  • Full name
  • Student number
  • Study Program at VCC
  • Whether or not you volunteer for orientation in the past
There will be a mandatory volunteer training session that will be scheduled to take place in mid August. More details will be provided to those who sign up.

Summer VCC Closures & Important Dates

VCC Closure
Monday, July 1 - Canada Day
Monday, August 5 - BC Day
Monday, September 2 - Labour Day

See 'Important Dates' for a listing of 2019 closures.

Events and Activities
VCC Graphic Design Show

Friday, July 5, 6-9pm, BWY campus
FREE, but must register
Community-Based Workshops

The BC Settlement & Integration Services (BCSIS) offers free immigration and employment related sessions to  international students. Their summer offerings include:
  • Express Entry & BC PNP
  • LinkedIn & Networking workshop
  • Foreign Worker's Rights & Responsibilities
For more information visit their Facebook page.
International Student Q & A

Did you know that we have a list of common questions and answers on the VCC website? Be sure to bookmark this page and refer to this section for relevant information.

If you have any suggestions, please email them to

Upcoming Summer Events around Vancouver

Indian Summer Festival - July 4-14

Khatsahland Street Party - July 6

Carnival del Sol - July 7 & 8

Caribbean Days Festival - July 27 & 28

Honda Celebration of Light - July 27, 31 & Aug 3

Vancouver Pride Festival - August 4
For a daily listing of events, check out the Vancouver Best Places website.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Email, or visit our office in room 100 on the Downtown campus. We are open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm.

VCC International Education
Downtown campus, 250 West Pender St., room 100
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6B 1S9
Tel: 1.604.433.8600  |  Email:
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