International Education Orientation

International Student Orientation Week provides new international students to the district with a comprehensive overview of the International Student Program.

Orientation is Mandatory

Orientation is mandatory for all new international students and provides a vital opportunity for students to prepare for their school program.

Elementary and Secondary Students will:

  • have an English language assessment,
  • receive information about the district, community, medical insurance, and program of studies.
  • be provided with a school tour,
  • meet staff and students from their school,
  • optionally participate in activity/excursions provided free of charge by the International Office.

Secondary school students will:

When is Orientation?

  • Orientation is usually one week before schools starts and is available Monday to Friday.

    September 2024 Intake Orientation

    Date: August 26 – 30, 2024(Monday – Friday)

    Orientation Schedule:


    First day of School: September 3, 2024 (Tuesday)






    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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