UTSC program prepares Chinese students for life in Canada

August 22, 2012

The University of Toronto Scarborough's Green Path program helps prepare students from mainland China for life as university students in Canada. The program recruits top students from secondary schools in mainland China to participate in an academic and ESL program that prepares them for undergraduate studies at uToronto. In addition to working on academic skills, the students also get help as they adapt to life in Canada. Green Path students live in UTSC residence for 12 weeks while participating in a range of social activities and fields trips to popular tourist sites. They also receive life-skill training, as well as information on personal safety, health services, and transit. Students get to experience the different classroom etiquette and teaching styles in Canada, including instructions on how to avoid plagiarism. Once students successfully complete Green Path, they go directly to first-year undergraduate studies at uToronto. This year, 196 students from 19 Chinese provinces participated in the program, and more than 900 students have participated since its inception in 2005. The program aims to expand beyond China into other nations in Asia and Europe. UTSC News