INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

Image of the International Student Orientation Schedule 2019

International Student Orientation (ISO): August 29-31, 2019

International Student Orientating (ISO), is our welcome and orientation program designed exclusively for International Students. Our team of staff & upper year International Mentors will welcome you on campus, help you discover the city, and provide support & programming to help ensure a successful transition into university. 

If you are a student living in residence at Victoria College, we will arrange for you to move into your residence room early so you have time to settle in, meet your peers, have time to complete all the logistics of moving into a new city (like setting up your bank account, getting a local SIM card, your T-card, etc.) all before Orientation and the start of classes. 

Detailed Event Descriptions 2019 (PDF)

Schedule 2019 (PDF)

REGISTER HERE! (now open!)

You are eligible to participate in the program if you are:

ü  an International Student

ü  registered as a Victoria College student and/or living at Victoria College

ü  in your first year at the University of Toronto

Cost: $225*

(While we cover all the programming cost, this fee helps cover your accommodation arrangements and meals during the 4 nights and 3+ full days of International Student Orientation.)

Two International Mentors pointing to a sign welcoming students


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Group of ISo students seated in the Cat's Eye Lounge

 Here’s what some of our 2018 ISO participants had to say about the program:

·         “I had loads of fun and alongside received important and useful information. I'm so happy I attended ISO.”

·          “It was especially helpful and useful to be able to meet new people and other International Students.”

·         “The activities were very interesting. It was a very big advantage to get to know other international students beforehand since frosh week has many people on campus and gives little chance for getting to know each other closely. The ISO was very useful as a whole.”

Some of the helpful components of the program:

·          “Meeting similar students who will experience the same things, but also having access to mentors who have already had similar experiences.”

·          “Getting early access to important documentation like T-Card, UHIP, banking etc., and avoiding the rush later.”

·         “Knowing about the resources available for international students, being slightly more knowledgeable of UofT, learning about resources and what important things we need to be here.”

·         “Meeting friends, moving in early, the walking tour for neighborhood necessities, info from the mentors about transitioning and social events, cat’s eye and walking tours.”

Here’s what some of our 2018 ISO participants had to say about the program:

·         “I had loads of fun and alongside received important and useful information. I'm so happy I attended ISO.”

· “  “Getting early access to important documentation like T-Card, UHIP, banking etc., and avoiding the rush later.”

·    “Knowing about there sources available for international students, being slightly more knowledgeable of UofT, learning about resources and what important things we need to be here.”

·   “Meeting friends, moving in early, the walking tour for neighborhood necessities, info from the mentors about transitioning and social events, cat’s eye and walking tours.”


Current Students