Jump Start

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Jump Start
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About Jump Start
About Jump Start
Contacting Jump Start
Email: jumpstart.admin@ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-5021
Address: International House
1783 West Mall
Vancouver, BC
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Team: Meet the Jump Start Team
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Jump Start is a first-year transition program for new international and Aboriginal students. It begins with a two-week intensive immersion program in August that is designed to connect them to the university, academic life and, most importantly, their faculty.

The program continues when students start classes in September and runs through to April, providing them with guidance throughout their first year of studies, including academic coaching and peer to peer support.

Who Participates in Jump Start

All international and Aboriginal undergraduate students entering their first year at UBC in one of the following faculties are encouraged to participate in Jump Start:

  • Faculty of Applied Science
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • School of Kinesiology
  • Faculty of Land & Food Systems
  • Sauder School of Business
  • Faculty of Science

Jump Start is designed to meet the unique needs of the following first year undergraduate students doing their entire degrees at UBC:

  • International students who are new to Canada
  • International students who have spent time studying at a Canadian high school
  • Canadian students who went to high school abroad
  • Aboriginal students

Research has shown that students who participate in Jump Start are not only more likely to complete their UBC careers, but are on average more successful in their academic studies than their peers who don't.

Additional Information

For more information about the program, contact the Jump Start team or visit the website.