Since 2009, a summer orientation program under UBC Forestry has been developed for the new coming 2+2 students in order to help them adjust their life at UBC/in Vancouver. The orientation program contains lectures, indoor activities, campus tour, and field trips. It has been provided smooth transition for most of the students to get ready for their program study. For indoor lectures, faculties and staffs have been invited to give presentations on various topics, including Life at BC, Introduction of Student Services, Academic Integrity, Co-op Program, Forestry in BC, Wood products in BC, etc. Making posters, having group discussions, and presentation practices have also offered students great opportunities to develop their teamwork ability, critical thinking, and communication skills. Meanwhile, campus tours and field trips help students get familiar with the facilities and places on/off campus, such as Writing Centre, Woodward library, Pacific Spirit Park, Recreation Centre, banks, and grocery stories. On weekends, hiking in Lynn Canyon Park, watching Celebration of Light, shopping with the group are arranged, which allows the students to explore more about Vancouver.