U of T is home to students from over 160 different countries. There is a wide range of support available for international students to help ease the difficulties from transitioning into a new environment.
Having studied in 4 countries, I know how difficult life can be going to a different country. I came to Canada when I was in Grade 8, and went to school in a suburban neighbourhood near Toronto where immigrants weren’t so common in the area at the time. With my limited English proficiency and extreme shyness, I struggled to make friends. I wished there were someone who could be my friend, or someone who could help me along the transitioning process. As the international executive, I want to be the friend I wish I had when I first came to Canada. My past 2 years at Innis and UofT had truly been a blessing, as I was lucky to meet some of the most fantastic, most amazing people. The transition from movIN to a foreign environment to feel-IN a sense of belonging should not be a difficult process, and I am excited to assist you along the way and explore this wonderful journey with you!