Monday, July 7, 2014

Supporting International Students at Humber College

By Matthew Keefe, International Student Advisor, Humber College

Our goal of making international students feel welcome and helping them succeed requires many different things. From orientation to social networking events, international student services are in place to give Humber students various types of support.

Getting used to a new country and a different culture can be tough. That is why Humber has developed a special set of programs for international students to help them adjust, adapt, and thrive in their new environment.

A few of the student services provided by the Humber International Centre are listed below.

1.    Virtual Passport to Humber
The Virtual Passport is an online tool designed to assist international students prior to moving to Canada.

2.    On-Campus Orientation, International Students’ Welcome, and Meet ‘N’ Greet
The beginning of each new semester starts with academic orientation and an international student welcome that has been known to draw over 600 students.

3.    Passport to Success
The Passport to Success program encourages students to succeed by rewarding them for attending events and workshops that enhance their experience while studying at Humber and prepare them for their careers. To learn how to participate, click here.

4.    International Student Workshops
The International Centre organizes workshops on important topics such as health care support and work permits.

5.    Monthly Events and Trips
International Student Services staff help international students orient themselves to Canadian culture by organizing a variety of outings. Students go to places such as Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Montreal; watch hockey games and soccer matches; and attend theatre performances. To know more about the upcoming events, click here

To check out some of the highlights from past events, click here to see a video made by a talented Humber graduate!

Feel free to stop by at the International Centre to say hello or ask a question. You may also e-mail the International Centre at

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