The International Student Services Office (ISSO) welcomes all international undergraduate and graduate students beginning their studies at Carleton University in Winter 2021. New students are encouraged to participate in the following events to make connections, learn about the support services available at Carleton and understand their responsibilities while studying in Canada.
I-Start International Student Orientation
Enrol in this free online mini-course to receive resources and information that will help you transition successfully to student life at Carleton and in Canada. Topics include: ISSO services, the University Health Insurance Plan, immigration advising, student life in Canada, navigating Ottawa, and much more!
Canadian Tea Time: Welcome (Back!) Edition
Canadian Tea Time is your time to unwind with games, friends, and a warm drink. In this special Canadian Tea Time, we will be welcoming new students, playing online games, and answering your questions about the semester ahead. Drop in any time during the 2 hour session to meet other students and win some awesome prizes! Sessions will be held January 13 at 8:30 a.m. and January 14 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Register on the ISSO events page to receive an event reminder!
Get To Know the ISSO Conversation Sessions
Meet the friendly staff and volunteers of the ISSO and learn our tips for academic success and living in Canada. Be sure to stick around for our trivia and The Price Is Right games, and a chance to win prizes! Sessions will be held on January 7, January 19, and January 27. Register by visiting the ISSO events page.
Health Insurance Q&A Sessions
International students residing in Canada must have the University Health Insurance Plan. Learn about coverage, providers, and your student union’s Drug and Dental supplemental insurance by attending this event. Register for sessions on January 14 or January 26 by visiting the ISSO events page.
Preparing For Winter Workshop
On January 18, join us for this informative session where you can learn more about winter terminology, weather conditions, and how to dress for the season. Register on the workshop event page.
Managing Your Studies From Abroad
International students studying from overseas may be studying under different circumstances from students living in Canada. This workshop is a space for you to learn about academic, social, and wellness resources available to help you succeed during the Winter 2021 term. This workshop takes place on January 20 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Register by visiting the ISSO events page.
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