The International Centre provides assistance to international students and students who are new to Canada in adapting to College life socially, academically and culturally. We provide information regarding immigration and settlement issues as well as offering support to students whose first language is not English.
- Welcome and student mentor program
- Health insurance registration and assistance
- Canadian income tax information
- Airport pickup
- Banking set-up
- Housing assistance
- ESL support
- Social and cultural settlement support
- Cultural activities and trips
Welcome and student mentor program
Our welcome program is designed to ensure you have a friend in Canada from the moment you arrive. Upper-year domestic and international students are eager to welcome you to our campus and help settle you in the community. Students are available to meet you at the airport, go grocery shopping, have coffee or assist you with anything that you need to settle into your new home.
Loyalist College offers a special orientation for international students and newcomers to Canada before classes begin. This is an opportunity for you to meet other international students, become familiar with Loyalist College and the surrounding community and prepare yourself for a successful year at College!
English as a Second Language (ESL) supports
The International Centre, in conjunction with the Peer Tutoring and Academic Skills Centre, offers many supports and services for students whom English is a second or additional language. All registered Loyalist College students may access ESL services through the International Centre in the Student Success Hub. Please drop by the Centre to inquire about:
- ESL note-taking
- Alternative testing
- English mentors
- One-to-one course-specific peer tutoring
- Workshops throughout the year designed to improve written and verbal English skills
English for Academic Purposes
English for Academic Purposes is a full-time, one-year (two terms) Ontario College Certificate program designed for individuals for whom English is a second or additional language. This program will enhance English language skills with an emphasis on effective writing, reading, listening and speaking comprehension. The curriculum focuses on formal English development for academic and professional purposes as well as for functional everyday usage. Students can apply directly to the International Centre at Loyalist College. Upon successful completion of this course, students can receive an offer to a program of their choice for the following September. Click here for information about international tuition fees.
Drop by our office in the Student Services Hub, Room 3H14 in the Kente Building, or contact:
613-969-1913, ext. 2146