Ryerson University has over 1500 International students representing over 120 countries. Many of them turn to International Student Services (ISS) for the support they need.
ISS has been working hard for the past 23 years to ensure international students get all of the support they need with assimilating to life here in Canada. ISS offers international students the opportunity to work with student advisors who will help with your academic, stress, and cultural concerns. Immigration support assists with connections to Canadian Immigration Services for matters regarding work visas, study visas, and even helping students become a Canadian Resident. You can even book an advising appointment with them! With multiple events happening every month, ISS works extremely hard to listen to their students, and give them the support they need.
One standout service ISS offers is the International Peer Support Program. This program will match senior international students with new international students based on their culture and programs. Through this the pair will build a mentor relationship, and the senior student will help the new student with their life in Canada.
Also, starting this fall, ISS will be offering a brand new program for all Ryerson Students called Globalinks! As a Ryerson student you can go to ISS and be matched up with an international student. If you want to learn a new language, meet a new friend, or explore a new culture this program might be the perfect fit for you. Stop by to learn more!
Furthermore, something exciting has recently happen in ISS! Due to high demand, they now have a fantastic new student lounge located in their office at POD 50! Featuring the brand new “Wall of Welcome,” the student lounge is there to provide international students with a place to call home on campus, a place to connect and come together, and a place to share their culture. During the recent opening celebration there were amazing performances, wonderful international food, and of course the ability to experience and get to know Ryerson’s diverse culture.
International Student Services has done a great job in making their presence known on campus, and continue to work with international students to make sure their concerns are being addressed and providing them with an amazing space to call their very own!