About International Preparatory Programs

UBC Continuing Studies International Preparatory Programs serve students from around the world who would like to develop new academic and cultural skills to prepare for studies at North American universities. We offer preparatory studies for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our office and classrooms are located in the Swing Space building at 2175 West Mall at UBC’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver.

Programs include:


Our staff members have extensive international experience in business, research and education in the United States, Korea, China, Japan, India, Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. They draw upon the expertise of consultants and resource people as required, both at UBC and in the community.

Don Black Program Director
Dianne Cook Coordinator
Teresa Kwong Program Assistant
David Picking Program Assistant
Mark Wisniewski Program Coordinator
Rachel Chiang  Program Coordinator


Our instructors are professionals with extensive experience in adult education for international students. View Instructors to find out more.

Advisory Committee

Our programs are guided by an advisory committee of practicing professionals with experience in intercultural education, recruitment, research and community leadership. View Advisory Committee to find out more.