Student Life

Here, you’ll find useful resources about life at each school, and getting involved during your studies. Both your academics and extracurricular activities are important to your studies during your degree, and will contribute to your overall success as a student at both Sciences Po and UBC!

Living in France

Learn about French customs and lifestyle, and also practical information about bank accounts, cell phones, and internet for your move to your Sciences Po regional campus.

All students should consult Campus France for information on studying and living in France:

By Campus

Get Involved on your Campus 

Each Sciences Po campus has their own unique culture and a variety of student-led and extracurricular activities. These clubs and events are a great way to get involved on your campus, build your networks, and gain experience inside and outside the classroom. The pages below illustrate the kinds of activities and associations that you’ll find at Sciences Po, but may vary based on your regional campus.

Life in Vancouver and at UBC

UBC International Student Guide is a useful resource for non-Canadian students coming to study in Canada, and includes important and helpful information on health insurance, immigration documents, working in Canada, paying Canadian taxes, and other topics.

To learn more about life at UBC, check out for information on:

Get Involved on Campus

Home to over 60,000 students and a campus larger than many cities, UBC has a vibrant campus life including an arts and culture district, athletics, and many clubs. With so many choices, students can learn new skills or sports; discover talents they never knew they had and make friendships that will create memories for a lifetime.

Student clubs at UBC have been growing strong since the first Glee club was started in 1915. There are now 370 clubs available to students, so there is a club for nearly everyone’s interests. Getting involved in clubs or recreation gives you a sense of community and offers a place for new friendships and connections you can take with you long after you’re done with final exams. Check out exciting events like Storm the Wall, discover intramural sports, a lunchtime workout at the Bird Coop or find a friend to go for a training run for the Great Trek 10K.