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VSP FAQ #1: Common questions about applications

The VSP 2023 application period started Nov. 15. This FAQ is perfect to get the answers to any application-related questions you might have.

Campus Culture: How UBC’s Thunderbird Nickname Came to Be

UBC’s Thunderbird mascot has a long and meaningful history, yet not many people know of that. Learn the creation of our institution’s iconic nickname in this blogpost!

Post-VSP 2022: Program Highlights & What Now?

And…that’s a wrap for VSP 2022! We hope everyone had an amazing time in the program! In this blogpost, let’s reflect on how VSP went as we showcase some program highlights in our time together. Take this as a “letter” from the VSP team to you.

Campus Spotlight – “Hidden Gems” of UBC Vancouver

You’ve probably visited or heard about some of UBC’s most iconic places, such as the Rose Garden or the Irving K. Barber library. But did you know that UBC has its own skatepark? How about a botanical garden on campus? In this blogpost, we want to show you some of the “hidden gems” on campus so that you can explore UBC to the fullest!

Vancouver Showcase: Indoor Things To Do In Metro Vancouver In the Summer

We got our outdoor enthusiasts covered in our last blog post as we shared exciting things you can do in your time in the outdoors in Vancouver. For this blogpost, we are dedicating it to those who prefer to keep it cool indoors. From enjoying art showcases at the Vancouver Art Gallery to laser tag, check out this blogpost for some inspiration!

Vancouver Showcase: Outdoor Things To Do In Metro Vancouver In the Summer

It is called “Beautiful British Columbia” for a reason. We have the mountains, oceans, and trees! As it gets warmer in Vancouver, we recommend taking the time to explore what our gorgeous city has to offer. Even if you are not a big fan of extraneous physical activity, there is still something for you to enjoy in the outdoors of Metro Vancouver!

Key Items to Prepare for VSP 2022

VSP 2022 is fast approaching! Worried about what to pack? No worries, we’ve got you covered! In this blogpost, we are sharing some of the key items you should consider bringing for your trip to Vancouver. We hope this list relieves some of your stress!

How to Make the Most of Your VSP Experience

Participating in such an all-rounded and comprehensive program like VSP can be overwhelming because there might be so much you want to accomplish in your time here. However, it is also important to be efficient and hone in to the experiences and skills that are most important to you. Whether you need help streamlining your countless goals or don’t know where to begin, here are five endeavors you can consider to make the most of your VSP experience this year!

Vancouver Grocery Stores for Your Cultural and Personal Preferences

When in a new country, it can be stressful to be unable to access and eat foods that are culturally and dietarily relevant and appropriate to you. Thankfully, in a multicultural city like Vancouver, we are spoiled for choices. Ranging from Kosher diets to vegan foods, here are some of our recommendations!

Popular Food Places on Campus

When you are visiting a new place for the first time, discovering and trying local food in the area is always a highlight! At UBC, we are thankful to be surrounded by an array of different cuisines and food choices on and near to campus. Here is a sneak peek of what you can look forward to when you are here!

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