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!
Ever wish you had an all inclusive guide to being an Innis international student at UofT? Well, you're in luck! Your international executive has put together a comprehensive booklet just for you.