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Quick Guide for New International Students in Burnaby

Starting a new school year can be intimidating, and starting at a new school in a new country can be even more daunting. Meeting people, figuring out how to get around the city, finding places to eat, taking classes, and learning new things can be overwhelming when you’re faced with it all at once.

We’ve compiled a list of articles to help new international students adjust to their first year in Burnaby. These articles range from tips and tricks for studying and settling in at your school to learning about the city of Burnaby and interviews with former international students.

Let’s start with these articles:

School isn’t the only thing to focus on while you’re here! There are plenty of great activities and opportunities throughout Burnaby and Metro Vancouver to partake in.

But first things first, you’ll want to know how to get around Burnaby using our transit system before you spend a day in the town. After you’ve got a quick rundown on how our buses and SkyTrain work, you’ll also want to familiarize yourself with Burnaby’s neighbourhoods.

Student Excursions Burnaby Canada

Once you’ve learned how to get around and where you are, you’ll likely want to know what to do! Burnaby and Metro-Vancouver are home to endless possibilities, here are just a few places to start your adventures:

Interviews with former Burnaby International Students:

If you’ve got more questions about your school or Burnaby, don’t hesitate to ask your schools International Student Liaison.

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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