Orientation & Welcome Programs

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 Aug. 5.

Upcoming Orientation Events

Manitoba International Student Health Plan Information Session
Attend an information session to learn more about the Manitoba International Student Health Plan. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions. Frequently asked questions about the health insurance plan are also available.

Attend an information session to learn more about the Manitoba International Student Health Plan. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions. .

For ALL international students:

Sept. 16, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. OR 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., 306 Tier (Fort Garry)


How Does Reconciliation Relate to Me?
An international perspective on Canadian reconciliation

The U of M campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabe, 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: Oct. 1, 2019, 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: 118 St. John’s College


Culture & Connection: A Series for New International Students

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:

Session 1 - Adjusting to Life in Canada September 19 
Graduate studentsUndergraduate students

Session 2 Academics in Canada October 17 
Graduate studentsUndergraduate students

Session 3 Making the Most of Winter in Winnipeg November 7 
Graduate studentsUndergraduate students

Session 4 Lessons Learned & Future Goals December 5 
Graduate studentsUndergraduate students

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.