VFS Student Experiences

Living in Vancouver

VFS is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver—named one of the world's best cities, year after year. Surrounded by some of the last remaining temperate wilderness in the world, Vancouver's natural beauty and cosmopolitan environment combine to make it an ideal place to study. 

Walk to Gastown’s quintessential Cafés
200+ films and TV series were shot in BC last year
Check out trendy shops and restaurants
Soak up the vibe of historical Gastown
Relax by the Pacific Ocean
Enjoy the Pacific and BC’s coastal mountains

Social Events

As well as program- and career-related events, which you can find on the program pages, we have a number of fun, school events. They're a great way to relax, let of a bit of steam, and meet students from other programs.

Student Services

The Student Services team is here to support you throughout your year at VFS. We can help with housing, budgeting, medical insurance, immigration issues, and advise you on your rights and responsibilities in BC.



Student Services can help you find a roommate or accomodation in Vancouver. 


Red tape


Get help with budgeting your money, documentation, and meeting requirements.



We can provide counselling and advice for coping with being away from home, and adjusting to life in Vancouver.