Why Connect With Us
- International study, research, internships and awards.
- Help with Canadian study and work permits, health insurance in Ontario.
- Global skills and intercultural communication development.
- Tools to build community and succeed in Canadian campus life.
CIE Annual Photo ContestThe annual “What’s Your Story?” photography contest documents the visual experiences of exchange and international students. Learn more about CIE Annual Photo Contest
CIE Student Advisory CommitteeThe CIE Student Advisory Committee provides feedback and recommendations regarding services and programming currently offered by the Centre for International Experience. Learn more about CIE Student Advisory Committee
English Conversation Communities for GradsThe English Conversation Communities for Grads gives graduate students a chance to practice speaking English in a friendly group environment. Learn more about English Conversation Communities for Grads
iConnect Mentorship ProgramiConnect is no longer offered as of fall 2020. See the International Student Experience Ambassador Program instead. Learn more about iConnect Mentorship Program
Immigration Workshops & Info SessionsThe Centre for International Experience holds regular workshops and information sessions to help you understand your immigration responsibilities. Learn more about Immigration Workshops & Info Sessions
Inbound Student Exchange ProgramsCome and learn about the Canadian social and political landscape and explore your global career options while gaining credit that transfers back to your home academic institution. Learn more about Inbound Student Exchange Programs
Intercultural Learning ProgramThe Intercultural Learning Program is a way to build your intercultural skills at home or abroad. Learn more about Intercultural Learning Program
International Language ExchangeBonjour U of T! Te gusta estudiar lenguas? This is your chance to practice or learn the basics of a new language, while helping other students do the same in regular weekly meetings! Learn more about International Language Exchange
International Student Experience Ambassador ProgramIncoming international students can get as many questions answered as possible before arriving at U of T later this summer. Learn more about International Student Experience Ambassador Program
Learning Abroad ProgramsThere is a tremendous array of opportunities to study, research, or work abroad through Learning Abroad programs. Connect and work with other students, professionals and professors from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to develop your global fluency. Learn more about Learning Abroad Programs
Rotary Orillia Winter WeekendThe Rotary Orillia Winter Weekend introduces international students to the joys of Canadian winter through a variety of winter activities including ice hockey, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, maple taffy tasting and more! Learn more about Rotary Orillia Winter Weekend
ScholarshipsThe Centre for International Experience co-ordinates a variety of scholarships to financially support U of T students seeking to study abroad. Learn more about Scholarships
ADVISING: ImmigrationOur immigration advisor is here to help you sort through processes and paperwork. Learn more about ADVISING: Immigration
ADVISING: International Student ExperienceOur transition advisors are here to help you adjust to the University and life in Canada. Learn more about ADVISING: International Student Experience
Customized Intercultural WorkshopsThe Centre for International Experience offers customized intercultural learning opportunities e.g. workshops and resources. Learn more about Customized Intercultural Workshops
Income tax information sessionsIf you are an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return. Learn more about Income tax information sessions
Pre-arrival & welcome services for international studentsThe Centre for International Experience co-ordinates a variety of pre-arrival, welcome and orientation events and services to support you as you transition into U of T. Learn more about Pre-arrival & welcome services for international students
Safety AbroadU of T Safety Abroad supports the University community in managing risks pertaining to student travel internationally and offer supports to students while they are abroad. Learn more about Safety Abroad
Safety Abroad 24 hour emergency lineIn case of emergency abroad, call the CIE at 416-946-3929 or reach us at the 24-hour collect Emergency line via Campus Police at 416-978-2222. Learn more about Safety Abroad 24 hour emergency line
Social Insurance Number clinicsA Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9 digit number that you need in order to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. Learn more about Social Insurance Number clinics
University Health Insurance ProgramThe University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and exchange students enrolled in an Ontario university. Learn more about University Health Insurance Program
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The Centre for International Experience is a meeting place for a diverse community of international students coming to U of T and domestic students looking to go abroad. Come and visit us at Cumberland House to find information and make new friends.
Centre for International Experience Resource and Information Hub
Leadership and Administration
International Student Immigration Advisors
International Student Experience Team
Learning Abroad Partnerships & Awards
Safety Abroad/Mitacs Globalink Research Award
The opportunity of speaking English and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds is useful.
I love my experience with iConnect. It helps me settle in a new environment and makes me feel welcomed as an international student.
The greatest benefit I had from this program was the facilitation/access to people, perspectives, theories, resources and spaces that normally I would not encounter in my day-to-day at U of T. In sum, it was a very valuable experience to expand my horizons in this way.