UTSC International Orientation

UTSC International Orientation & Transition programming is essential for all international and exchange students! Learn about all the International Student Centre (ISC) has to offer you. From health insurance, to immigration and transitional advising, to fun events and conversational English skill building. 

The International Student Centre is here to support you!  Please NOTE that due to the current situation of COVID-19, we will have our orientation workshops operated virtually between August 17 and August 28. All these workshops are essential, as they will help you to ease your transitions as well as get yourself familiar to your academic life earlier. We host most sessions twice and students only need to choose one session for each topic. However, we only have one session of International Student Centre support & service on August 21 and International Student Panel Discussion on August 28. Please see our workshop description below.  

See below for our orientation and transition events for all incoming international students, as well as information on international parent orientation. Visit uoft.me/utscorientation for a full listing of our campus-wide orientation events.


International Parent Orientation

As a parent or guardian you might be nervous about your child attending a university away from home. Parents whose students are from out of the province are encouraged to attend this event.

Parents Orientation

Session 1 Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Session 2 Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

In the Parents Orientation, we will provide information about how the International Student Centre support your students and help you to understand how the university works.  We will also have a panel discussion, and we have faculty member, academic advisor, immigration advisor, Residence Life Coordinator, and one current international student to sit on the panel.  

Click here to view the recording of the August 18 session (Passcode: M@p3Xithbu).

Click here to view the recording of the August 24 session (Passcode: L+WdP$4&tK).


International Student Orientation

New to UTSC? Welcome to the campus! The International Student Centre will be hosting two same orientation workshops for all new international students at UTSC. You only need to choose one to attend. The workshop will help you to understand their legal document, health insurance, and provide you with resources you will need to succeed at UTSC. 

Introduction of ISC and your Immigration document – from study permit to Post Graduation work permit

Session 1 Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

Session 2 Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In this session, we will provide a brief introduction on what the International Student Centre does.  We will also have a presentation about your immigration document from study permit to Post-Graduation Work Permit.

Click here to view the recording of the August 17 session (Passcode: c&0EtC3&QB).

Click here to view the recording of the August 25 session (Passcode: +PWxmVMn2K).

Understanding your health insurance

Session 1 Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Session 2 Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020

In this session, we will discuss about your University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and Scarborough Campus Student Union (SCSU) Supplementary Plan.  We will let you know what they cover and do not cover. 

Click here to view the recording of the August 19 session (Passcode: hBRz&y9j5F).

Click here to view the recording of the August 27 session (Passcode: EER$9!dKZE).

Global perspective and diversity on virtual classroom

Session 1 Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 

Session 2 Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In this session, we are glad to have an academic advisor from Academic Advising & Career Centre to talk about what online learning means, and how students can adapt online learning.  The academic advisor will also provide resources and tools to help you get through it. 

Click here to view the recording of the August 20 session (Passcode: M@p3Xitgbu).

Click here to view the recording of the August 26 session (Passcode: (=4kl=9kh=*).

International Student Centre Support & Services

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

We will have a presentation about what we do to support international students.  The presentation will also talk about the global learning opportunities, the intercultural education program as well as some transitions workshop to help you to adapt your student life in Canada and create global awareness to help you to respond to the ever-changing world.  

Click here to view the recording of the August 21 session (Passcode: VZ^Sp#4=C). 

International Student Panel Discussion (Current International Students)

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

In this panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to meet with these current international students.  They will tell you how they cope with the current situation during COVID-19.  They can also talk about how they select their programs as well as making friends on campus.  

Click here to view the recording of the August 28 session (Passcode: etn4xH6v2+)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at isc@utsc.utoronto.ca.