Ryerson helps international students transition into Canada

September 5, 2013

A new program at Ryerson University aims to ease the transition to Canada for international students. Globalinks builds on existing peer mentorship programs, focusing on pairing international students with locals. The program allows newcomers to work on language and communication skills, learn more about Canadian culture, and connect with fellow students who are not from their home countries. It can also benefit Canadian students who plan to travel or study abroad in the future. And, most importantly, it helps build peer-to-peer connections across the Ryerson community. A recent study found that many international students have few or no Canadian friends and would like more opportunities to experience Canadian culture and family life. Ryerson News