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 to being away from your family and friends.

Orientation Program

To help international students with their transition to Canada and the U of M, the International Centre offers orientation programs at the beginning of each term. Our programs are an effective and efficient way to get the information you need and connect with other international students going through the same experience.

Registration is required for much of the Orientation programming. You will receive more information about how to register via email.

Exchange students coming to the U of M for 1 or 2 terms from a partner institution should contact their Exchange Coordinator for information on how to register for Exchange Student Orientation.

Programming For New International Undergraduate Students
Programming For New International Graduate Students
Programming For All International Students

Welcome Mentors Program

Through our Welcome Mentors program, you can request to be partnered with an experienced U of M student who will serve as a point of contact and support during your transition to the U of M and Winnipeg. All Mentors in our program have been trained on how to provide peer-to-peer personal, academic, and intercultural support for new international students. You and your Mentor will arrange weekly meetings and your Mentor is also expected to communicate via email or text as needed. You and your Mentor will be partnered for the entire academic term. The time commitment for this program is 15 hours throughout the term.

Cost: FREE

Detailed Program Information: http://umanitoba.ca/research/international_centre/welcome_mentors.html

If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, please visit: https://communitylink.umanitoba.ca/submitter/form/start/12078
Please note: You will need to log in to the CommunityLINK portal using your UManitoba log in information.

Deadline to Register: November 23