During your stay here in Canada, we want you to thrive by helping to meet any practical needs that you may have
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]
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
Crisis Text Line
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
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.
Free online, confidential mental health support for residents of Ontario.
One of the needs that we hear most often from International Students is finding a job.
We have started offering a Career Mentorship Program to International Students. This 3 week program involves 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.
- Working on the Job
- Industry Overview
We ran our last session from October 10 to November 18, 2022. We will be posting here when our next session becomes available. We would love to have you join us as a participant or a volunteer.