During your stay here in Canada, we want you to thrive by helping to meet any practical needs that you may have.

Care Packages

At various times during the hear we invite students to apply for care packages which are delivered by volunteers.   This gives our international student friends the opportunity to meet local residents and get to know them.   The care packages have lots of helpful things in them.   

Our next care package distribution will start on September 11, 2021.    

If you are a international student and you are currently living in London Ontario, please click the Apply Now button below to apply for a care package.

International Students

If you are currently living in London, Ontario, click the button to apply for a care package.


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Conversation Circles

Improve your English through online conversations

If you are a Fanshawe College student, Fanshawe is doing online Conversation Circles. This is a great way to get to know people and an opportunity for those who are looking to improve their English. During these COVID times, they are being done online. You can sign up by contacting Gerry Drabick at [email protected]

Global Cafe

Connect with the community over coffee

If you are a Western University Student, Western offers a Global Café for international students on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. This is a great way to connect with people in your community through informal coffee gatherings and an opportunity to learn from each other in a relaxed setting.

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Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis right now, there are several helplines here to assist you

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder. (Free and available 24/7)

Western Students

Western students can access mental health support from the health and wellness website.

Fanshawe students can access Mental Health Support at

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868

Reach Out

519-433-2023 or TTY 1-866-933-2023

Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre

48 Huron Street, London, ON. Open 24/7 for crisis assessment and support for youth from 16 years old and adults.

Career Mentorship

Another Session Begins February 28

One of the needs that we hear most often from International Students is finding a job.

This fall, we plan to offer a Career Mentorship Program to International Students.   This 3 week program will involve matching up a student with a mentor in a field of work that the student is wanting to pursue.

We hope that this program will help you learn about the Canadian Workplace culture and your specific industry and help to equip you to find a job and thrive in it.   We are actively recruiting mentors from across Canada that are excited to help international students.   The program has 3 Modules that will help you in this process.

  1. Communication
  2.  Working on the Job
  3.  Industry Overview

We are also looking for volunteer mentors to be part of this program.

If you are a student and would like to have a career mentor, please click here to receive more information on one of the limited number of available spots to have a mentor.  Learn more having a Mentor

If you are established in the workplace and would be willing to engage in a 3 session mentoring relationship with a student (Guidebooks will be provided), please click here to receive more information.   Learn more about being a Career Mentor

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Other Help

If you have any other needs that you would like to talk with us about, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.
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