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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 19, 2014
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International Student Orientation 2013

International Orientation will be taking place from August 27 - September 8, 2012 and we encourage all incoming  international degree-seeking students to attend. Details will be sent out to new students at the beginning of the summer. For details, click here:

Registration for IO Week will open mid June. Check back for more details.

For our incoming Brantford Campus students, please do not register using this form, you will be receiving separate instructions.

All International Orientation participants will live on campus, in residence during the program and will be allowed to move into their assigned residence at the end of the first week. Two meals a day are provided, in addition to a reception centre to welcome them, and a full schedule of events, workshops and presentations designed to ensure that incoming international and exchange students have the opportunity to get settled in at WLU prior to beginning their studies and have the information they need to be successful.


In addition to presentations and workshops on topics such as culture shock, managing course loads and university services, students will also be given invaluable information regarding academics, tools for academic success and study habits.  Students will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by a WLU professor on Canadian culture, which will help ease the student into academic life at WLU.

Students will be assigned to a trained volunteer student mentor through the International Peer Mentor program (IPM), who will help guide and assist the student in getting settled and oriented to their new environment.

A welcome BBQ will be hosted by Laurier International on the first day of IO Week and all participants and their families are invited to attend. If students are being dropped off at campus by family or friends, we welcome them to stay and attend the BBQ and participate in a campus tour.

At the end of the first week of International Orientation all of the participants will enjoy a trip to one of Canada's famous iconic natural wonders: Niagara Falls.

Again, this program is free for all international students, including the trip to Niagara Falls.

For more information, please contact the International Student Advisor.