The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great global universities. And Innis College is your home here at U of T. We are rooted within a culturally rich Canadian region and we attract academically strong students – like yourself – from more than 160 countries. You join a diverse student body, where more than half of all first-year students identify themselves as members of a visible minority and about half speak a language other than English at home.
The University encourages international opportunities for all students, which form an essential part of your experience here. Innis College and the Centre for International Experience (CIE) are here to support you in your transition, and deepen your intercultural awareness and capacity as you grow as a global leader and scholar.
Innis College has partnered with the Centre for International Experience in an innovative program that invites an International Transition Advisor to meet with students at Innis College on weekday afternoons. Asim Ashraf is available for drop-in hours at this time to assist you in making a smooth and effective passage into the academic and cultural life of the University of Toronto. He offers drop-in support and private appointments at Innis College Residence – and is available for both residents and commuter students!
You are invited to discuss any challenges you are having in enhancing your international experience. For international students, that may mean getting general information about immigration, advising on cultural challenges, transitioning to Canada, adjusting to academic challenges, and ways to find belonging on campus through leadership or volunteer opportunities. For all students, including domestic students, global learning opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, and other exchanges with one of U of T 150+ partners. The agenda of the appointment will be directed by your particular international concerns.
Asim completed his bachelors at U of T in Neuroscience whilst being an active student leader in various campus organizations, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education at OISE. He is a trained Life Coach helping to empower students to achieve their personal and academic goals! Having come from an immigrant family himself, been abroad to over 10 counties and 30 cities, as well as living life in the diversity of Toronto, Asim can support your growth in managing the uncertainties of transitioning to campus life.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 12-2:00 pm – Innis Residence Events Room
Are you the first in your family to attend University, either in Canada, or at all?
Come and meet other peers like yourself for lunch and a reception with resources at Innis in the Events Room. Urban Studies Professor David Roberts will be joining us!
Open to Innis, Woodsworth and Trinity students.
Register for this FREE event here: http://uoft.me/welcomeback
*FREE* high quality English language instruction with the ELL Program will start again in Winter 2017! The Communication Cafe offers drop-in discussions, presentations, and debates, along with learning about Canadian culture (starting January 9, 2017—no registration necessary). Sessions are facilitated by writing centre instructors.
Registration is open NOW for Reading eWriting, online writing practice with a writing centre instructor (starting January 13, 2017).
Both programs are designed for multilingual students and are open to all Arts & Science undergraduates. For more information visit: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/advising/ell
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Come out to learn how you (yes, YOU) can take your studies abroad while you complete your degree at U of T. There’s an opportunity for everyone! Innis’s very own International Transition Advisor, Nick Lloyd-Kuzik, will be holding an information session to discuss Exchange, Summer Abroad and a variety of other ways you can take your learning further afield. He will discuss deadlines, costs, funding, transfer credits, a variety of partner institutions and destinations, lower and upper-year opportunities, and any other questions you may have about international opportunities
Tuesday, Nov 8th & 15th from 5-6 pm in the Innis Residence Events Room
Come one, come all and learn how to make one of the best decisions of your degree!
iStudy with with the InSIGHT mentorship program is back! Join us on Wednesday, Nov 9th from 6-9pm in the Events Room for food, a de-stress corner, and past exams.
If you would still like to join the program as a mentee, we have tons upper-year mentors in your program ready to help.
Interested in learning about international opportunities? Join us at our annual Student Exchange Fair.
We will be showcasing 150 exchange destinations in 40 countries and will be joined by partner representatives from — University College London, University of Liverpool, Maynooth University, University of Sydney, University of Copenhagen and Campus France.
Meet with our returning exchange students as well as current inbound exchange students who will share their insights on their global adventures.
Tuesday, Nov 1 11-3pm @ the Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street