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After You Arrive

Being an international student in Vancouver means that you are readily able to connect with your fellow students and community in many ways!

Want to make a difference?

If you’re looking to make a difference in the world we live in, we’re here to help!

Join the Student Life Clubs and Events

You will find that the best way to connect with friends and learn about AC is through the New Student Orientation on campus. During orientation, you will get to meet many of our staff and instructors who will share the variety of services available to you as a student.

Among them include our Academic Advisors, Enrolment team, library services and more. Not just that, you can expect to meet many of our students who are actively involved in the student body as student workers, club organizers and athletes.

Plus, it is a fun way to meet new friends in a casual and fun setting.

We have a variety of clubs and events available to students at AC.

You can join the AC Student Association (ACSA) which is our student led committee aimed towards being the voice for the student body. This is a great way for you to play a more active, leadership role while being a student.

In addition to the various sporting events we run such as attending Vancouver Canucks hockey and Whitecaps soccer games, you can also join the AC Basketball team called AC Explorers!

The goal of Alexander College Athletics is to connect students through sports, and in doing so build a strong sense of pride and school spirit.

The AC Explorers team won its first game recently, practices once a week and is open to all students. We currently play intercollegiate games to compete against other local institutions and you can definitely join in the fun!

What Our Students in Vancouver are up to

We pride ourselves in our students and you can hear real stories from our students themselves in our AC Student Spotlight series.

You will find students from different academic disciplines chatting about how life is like in Vancouver. Many of our students share their experience, and lessons along the way from being an international student in Vancouver and thriving.

Find exciting vlogs of our students at the Vancouver Whitecaps Game, Playland, Ghanafest, our New Student Orientation and exploring new study spots in Vancouver. We also do fun challenges with our students like the Spicy Noodle Challenge.

You can also learn more about living and studying in Vancouver from our student Carlos. He shares more on his personal experience being a new international student from Mexico and how he developed academically and socially in a new city.

How You Can Stay Connected

Stay connected with us on social media!

Whether you are a new or current student, you can connect with us online. We believe that social media is a powerful tool to connect with each other, regardless of where you are geographically.

Not just that, how about using it to create an online brand for yourself? Did you know that today, social media is pivotal for employers to learn more about job applicants?

Our Alexander College Blog is a great resource that is available to you 24/7. you will be able to find more comprehensive information on everything to do with AC, and up to date information on academics, current affairs and more.

We hope you’ve gained more insight into all the things you can expect as an international student in Vancouver.

We’re excited to welcome you to the AC family and see you!

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.