International Student Centre

Statement on recent attacks

The International Student Centre and the Department of Student Life, extend our condolences to those of you in our community who have been affected by the recent deadly attacks in Belgium, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Baghdad and to all of our students impacted by conflict. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

During times like these we are reminded how easily our academic and professional endeavors can be disrupted by events beyond our control. If you feel that you would appreciate additional support or simply want to talk about the impact of these events, there are many options open to you including the following:

Please let us know how we can assist you.


Liza Arnason

Upon Arrival

Be prepared, learn about what you need to do upon arrival. 

Buddy Program

The Buddy Program provides support to first year international, inbound exchange, and newcomer students to Canada.

Settling in the City

Settling in the City is an off-campus excursion with an International Student Centre Transition Advisor and student staff to the local shopping mall.

Transition Advising

Our Transition Advisors are here to help! Book an appointment through CLN or drop by the office (IC 349) during drop-in hours.

Immigration Advising

Our Transition Advisors are here to help! We advise international students on a wide range of issues, ranging from immigration to employment.

Conversation Community

Conversation Community is a peer-to-peer, non-academic service for students who wish to practice their conversational English while experiencing diverse cultural aspects of Toronto.


UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) is a mandatory medical insurance plan for all international students.