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International Student Support

Laurier's International Student Support (ISS) team will help to guide you on your path to academic and cultural success in Canada. The ISS team is here to:

  • Provide programs and services so you can experience and add to Laurier's culture.
  • Help you participate in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programming.
  • Develop your practical skills and confidence, and prepare you for a life of leadership and purpose.
  • Help you understand the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and health insurance in Canada.

Information about COVID-19 

To help you stay up-to-date on the response to COVID-19 and what this means for international students, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions, which we will be updating as more information becomes available and as information changes.

You can also stay up-to-date on Laurier's response to COVID-19 with the university's coronavirus information page

Workshops to Support Student Well-Being

We understand that this is a stressful time. To help support your well-being, you are invited to attend an online workshop, hosted by Guard.Me, that will focus on simple tips, practices and ideas to help you manage during this time, as well as ways to keep yourself and your communities empowered, nourished and supported. You can join the workshops using this link on the following days:

  • Tuesday, March 31 from noon - 1 p.m. EDT and 6 - 7 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, April 2 from noon - 1 p.m. EDT and 6 - 7 p.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, April 8 from noon - 1 p.m. EDT and 6 - 7 p.m. EDT

Mental Wellness Support

If you are feeling stressed, whether about your health, finishing the academic term, your family or any other challenges in your life, the Student Wellness Centre has mental wellness services that can help you. Please note that the Student Wellness Centre has updated procedures for connecting with them.

You can also download the My Student Support (My SSP) app to get support any time, day or night, and in your preferred language.

Contacting Laurier International

The university buildings may be closed but Laurier International staff are still available if you need support or have questions. All staff are working remotely during normal office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During this time you can reach us at:

After hours and on weekends, Special Constables are available to help you. You can reach them at:

Come Visit Us

Our office is always open. Once you are on campus, we encourage you to visit us and learn more about how you can be part of the Laurier community.

Go Abroad!

If you are interested in taking your Laurier experience global, check out Global Engagement and Exchanges.