Studying in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. While you are adjusting to a new academic environment and new academic policies, you will also have to adjust to a new culture, new customs, new foods, a different climate, and being away from your family and friends.
To help international students with their transition to Canada and the University of Manitoba, the International Centre offers orientation and welcome programming at the beginning of each term. Get the information you need and connect with other international students going through the same experience.
Registration is required for much of the orientation and welcome programming. You will receive more information about how to register via email on November 25.
International Student Orientation will help you get your term off to a great start! Our program is designed specifically for international students and will help to ensure you have a successful transition to life in Winnipeg and to your studies at the U of M. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
At International Student Orientation, you can expect to:
Date and Time: Thursday, January 2, 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 210 (MPR), UMSU University Centre Building
Registration: Registration is very important for this event. The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 11. You will begin receive pre-arrival information, including Orientation, starting on November 11. If you do not get the automatic emails, please contact email@example.com.
Winter Orientation • Jan. 3, 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Winter Orientation will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020 for all newly admitted University of Manitoba undergraduate students. Winter Orientation introduces new students starting in the Winter Term to the U of M Fort Garry campus. The day will help prepare you for university life and provides a fun opportunity to meet fellow students!
Register by December 16 http://bit.ly/W20register
In addition to new International Student Orientation, graduate students are also expected to attend:
January 3 (Fort Garry campus)
Join us for a meet-and-greet with International Centre staff, volunteers and student groups. Learn more.
Date and Time: January 10, 2020 // 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Campo (1st floor, UMSU University Centre, by the Food Court)
Attend an information session to learn more about the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan (MISIP). Students will have the opportunity to ask questions. Frequently asked questions about the health insurance plan are also available.
For NEW international students (attend ONE, all are the same content):
Date and Time: January 10 // 10:30-11:30 a.m. OR 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
For NEW international students (attend ONE, all are the same content)
Location: 306 Tier (Fort Garry)
“An international perspective on Canadian reconciliation – How does this relate to me?”
The U of M campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Engage in discussion on the Indigenous context in Canada and learn about reconciliation in the Canadian context. Facilitated by Dr. Cary Miller, head of Native studies at the U of M.
Date and Time: January 15, 2019 // 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: 215 Tier building
Learn about budgeting and managing your money, banking, managing debt, credit cards and taxes. Find out more.
Date and Time: January 8 // 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: 307 Tier
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is the nine-digit number you will need to work, be paid and file taxes in Canada. Bring your passport and your study permit that states you may work in Canada in order to apply for your SIN on campus. Learn more.
Date and Time: January 6 & 7, 2020
Location: 543-44 UMSU University Centre
These interactive group advising sessions, hosted by International Centre advisors, help new international students make sense of their new life in Winnipeg and at the U of M. Topics include:
Time: 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (graduate students) OR 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (undergraduate students)
For more information, click on the session names above.