On Jan. 4, Durham College welcomed more than 400 new international students to campus for an international orientation, answering questions and preparing them for the year ahead. President Don Lovisa kicked off the event by delivering welcome remarks on behalf of the entire college to the diverse group of new students.
Designed to provide new international students with helpful information about living and studying in Canada and at the college, the full-day session covered topics including adapting to the Canadian classroom, immigration matters, health insurance, working part-time and support services on campus.
The college is now home to more than 1,800 international students, representing more than 60 countries from around the world. Durham College prides itself on offering international students quality Canadian education, a safe and vibrant campus environment and a fun and rewarding student life, which includes everything from clubs and cultural activities to sports and recreation, to balance studies with activities outside the classroom.
“Choosing to study abroad is a big decision,” says Lovisa. “Durham College supports these dedicated students in finding fulfillment in education, employment and lifelong learning. The entire Durham College community is committed to making the transition as seamless as possible and providing them with a true Canadian experience.”