Innis College is diverse with students attending from all around the world.
Innis is inclusive of students not only from different national identities but also age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic class to name a few. We are here to help you create a home away from home! We will support you from moving into your residence, buying a meal plan or access to restaurants and cafes on campus to joining various clubs on campus.
Staying miles away from home in a new city can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to worry as Innis has various tools to help you with this transition.
As you arrive in Toronto, it is essential that you are mindful of your immigrant documentation, opening a bank account, familiarizing with the city laws and equipping yourself for the cold weather.
Once you are on campus, there are various gyms, libraries, restaurants and cafes, and designated study areas for students to use.
Hey International first years! My name is Simran Arulraj and I am your International Executive. I am in my second-year, double majoring in Economics and Political Science. My ambition in life is to combat gender and class inequality around the world which swayed my interests in these programs of study. In my first year, I was involved with the U of T Student Ambassadors and Indian Students’ Society which were great co-curricular experiences. In the coming year, I wish to get involved in the Innis student clubs.
I am an International student myself and when I stepped in Toronto for the first time everything was new and unfamiliar to me. But as I started my journey with Innis, there was always someone I could ask help from.
They helped me understand the academic system which was different from mine in high school and also told me all the ways I could get involved at U of T. I was shy and found it difficult to talk to other students on the first day of orientation. When one of my group leaders saw this, she spoke to me and helped me interact with various students.
By the end of the third day of orientation, I made many new friends from my program and some from my hometown. I am in my second year now and Innis is still a great support in my university journey.