International Student and Study Abroad Centre
The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) staff are here to assist you with questions you may have as a student and to provide you with opportunities for intercultural learning and enriching study abroad experiences.
International students drop- in advising is offered from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Reminder to all International Students
IRCC compliance reporting of international students’ enrolment status is to begin on Nov 1, 2019. Make sure to enter your UCI number in PAWS before Nov 1 which will help us in reporting your status accurately. Simply select Edit in the Bio section of the My Profile page on PAWS and enter your UCI. The UCI number can be found on the top right-hand corner of your study permit.
Improve your English
Evening ESL classes
Improving your English will help you improve your grades. The Language Centre offers part-time evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Academic Writing, Spoken English, Reading, Pronunciation, Listening and Notetaking, and Graduate-Level Writing. Bursaries are available for graduate students.
If you are a first-year student who is struggling with the English in your classes, you may benefit from a U-Bridge class. U-Bridge classes focus more on English language and study skills while you take just one class toward your degree. Your ESL instructor will attend your university class with you to provide extra learning and tutorial support.
Learn about important documents you are responsible for before and during your studies at the U of S. Find out what documentation your family will need to live or visit here and what you need to do when traveling outside of Canada.
Working in Canada
Information on work permits for international students and accompanying spouses or common-law partners as well as obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN).