International Student Orientation
The International Student Orientation program is specially designed for international students and anyone previously living overseas. Starting on the first day of classes, this two-part program ensures that international students get all the information they need as they adjust to life in a different country. The program also addresses student concerns and supports international students during their first few weeks in Canada.
Your Online International Students Guide
Check out the International Students Guide online before coming to King’s! This will give you information regarding housing, airport arrival, getting around Edmonton, banking, getting set up on campus, and so much more. Here’s how to access it:
- Make sure you have paid your tuition deposit.
- Within 48 hours after paying your deposit you will receive an email from the Registry office with your student number and instructions on how to set up your student email address.
- After you've set up your email address, log on to Moodle with the same login credentials.
- On the Moodle home page, scroll down to find Student Resources.
- Then click International Students Guide and choose "Enrol Me" to join the module!
International Student Orientation Part I
Fall term - August 29, 2019, 3 p.m., room N101
Winter term - January 6, 2020, 2-4 p.m., room N201
Connect with other new international students and meet returning international students. Get to know the international student assistant you've been paired up with! Don't miss out on this orientation where you will learn about the following:
- Canadian fun facts, culture, and practices
- The International Students' program and getting involved
- Personal goal setting and expectations in Canada
- Cultural adaptation and dealing with homesickness
International Student Orientation Part II: Welcome (back) dinner
Fall term - September 3, 2019, 4:30 p.m., room 601 in the residence tower
Winter term - January 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Mike Ferber's House – Details TBD
Get to know other new international students and meet returning students. Any dietary restrictions? Email Kayla, Coordinator of Intercultural Student Programs at email@example.com.
International Student Orientation Part III: Field trip
Friday, January 10, 2020 from 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We'll go on an off-campus field trip to apply for your Alberta Health Care card. Then we will get SIM cards and/or cellphones at Capilano Mall. Explore what's available close to campus!
International Student Orientation Part IV: CISP chat
By appointment in office A129
Lastly, the Coordinator of CISP will sit down with you for a one-on-one chat to understand the academic culture that you came from and provide personalized advice on adjusting to the Canadian academic environment. This relaxed setting lets you ask whatever questions you need to and lessens the culture shock of studying at a Canadian university. Here are a few possible topics.
- Academic adjustments
- Classroom etiquette
- Group work
- Time management