Welcome International Students!

 

Paul Pan, Executive Director, International

 

 

A Welcome Message from our Executive Director

Oki and welcome to the University of Lethbridge!  We are thrilled that you have chosen uLethbridge as your destination university!  Please take advantage of all the services that we provide to our students. 

I know that for some of you, excitement about the Spring 2022 term might be tempered by anxiety about the ongoing pandemic. I understand that anxiety. Remember that we have multiple groups across campus that have been and will continue to be dedicated to ensuring safe and optimal operations and protocols for our campuses. It is important for us to build back our campus community’s sense of belonging and to provide a vibrant, on-campus experience for all our students.

The international team is dedicated to making your experience an exceptional one this year! If you need help with anything, please reach out to us and we will do our best to support you through your journey.

Paul Pan, Executive Director, International

We are here to support you!

Imarú Baquero - Manager, International Student Services

Manager, International Student Services

This is another year full of challenges and you will be starting your uLethbridge adventure during unprecedented times, but you are not alone. Staff and volunteers at uLethbridge International are excited to welcome you to the Fall 2022 term! I hope you have a great learning experience on our campuses!

We can’t wait to meet you in person, but in the meantime we are here to support you, virtually!

As part of New Student Orientation we are hosting virtual sessions on immigration and Canadian academic culture especially for you. We are also hosting New Student Q&A Zoom sessions, don't miss them!

Imarú Baquero

Administrative Assistant

Hello and welcome! My name is Anuoluwapo but you can call me Anu for short.

We have been navigating uncertain roads in the past year and a half but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I was once an international student like you, and so I know how that feels. But I’m not sure how I would have fared if I was in your shoes. You have overcome many challenging hurdles, congratulations!

We look forward to meeting you in-person as campus slowly begins to buzz again. Feel free to stop by our office anytime, we are located at SU060. I’ll be there to welcome you home!

Anu Adeosun

International Student Advisor

Welcome to uLethbridge!

We know that the world feels uncertain these days, but our job is to help ensure that your transition to Canada and the University of Lethbridge is as smooth as possible.

If you have questions regarding your immigration documents, getting around Lethbridge, or the best places to study on campus, we are there to help.

Thank you for choosing us and I wish you all the best in your university journey.

Karis Dykstra

Graydon Burbank, ISA

International Student Advisor

Welcome to uLethbridge, we’re so excited to have you!  

We have learned a lot over the last couple of years and understand that transitioning back to normal and adapting to life in Canada can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone at uLethbridge. We have a team of dedicated individuals who are here to help ensure you feel supported and confident as you pursue your studies in Canada.

As we look forward to the future, we wish you all the success in your post-secondary studies and will be here to help if you need anything.

Graydon Burbank

Brana Kumovic's Photo

International Student Specialist - Calgary Campus

Welcome to the University of Lethbridge! We are delighted to have you here as a part of our ULethbridge community.

I strongly encourage you to access all available services on Lethbridge and Calgary campuses to help you succeed. Get involved as much as possible; it will make your transition to the new culture smoother! Take advantage of every opportunity to broaden your knowledge.

I am glad to support you during your journey as an international student! I look forward to meeting you in person at the Calgary Campus. Feel free to drop in and say hello!

Brana Kumovic

New Student Orientation 2022

Get familiar with important student services, understand who to ask for supports both in your courses and out, and learn about the academic expectations of being a first-year university student.

Register for NSO now!

New Student Orientation International Student Sessions

Understanding your Study Permit

Understand the immigration regulations that will apply to you as a student.  We will share pertinent information for students beginning this Spring 2022 term.  We will cover study permits, rules for working as a student, and post-graduation work permit eligibility.

December 20 | 9 a.m. | Zoom

Watch this recording 

Canadian Culture and Academic Expectations

Studying in Canada is an adjustment for most students.  This session is designed to help you understand what to expect from your new academic environment.  You will also learn about the importance of academic integrity in Canada. 

December 20 | 11 a.m. | Zoom

Watch this recording

International Student Welcome

January 4 |2 - 3:30 p.m. | Zoom

Don't miss the opportunity to meet your international student advisors, the Calgary Campus international student specialist, and other staff from the International Centre. Let us welcome you to campus, meet other new international students and ask us any questions you may have.

Register for this session!

Orientation for International Students Moodle Course

What is this course about?
This is a self-guided orientation course specifically for new international students. It has vital information for a smooth transition to uLethbridge and can be done at your own pace. You must complete this course and we recommend doing it prior to the start of classes. 

What is Moodle?
Moodle is the online learning management system that is supported at uLethbridge.

How do I sign-in?
Log into Moodle at moodle.uleth.ca. The username and password will be the same credentials as your campus login (Bridge account).

If you have not already done so, set up your campus login:

1. Have your nine-digit uLethbridge ID number (from your Offer of Admission letter) available
2. Go to ulethbridge.ca/loginsetup
3. Follow the steps to select a username, password and security questions from the menu on the right.

Where do I find the International Student Orientation course?
You should be able to access the course here.

What if I don't see the course in my Moodle courses? 
If you don't have access please email us


Questions and Answers Sessions for New International Students

January 4 | 10 a.m.
January 5 | 10 a.m.
January 5 | 2 p.m.
January 6| 10 a.m.
January 6 | 2 p.m.
January 7 | 10 a.m.
Don't forget to check our COVID-19 FAQ for Incoming International Students

Strategies for Success Workshop | January 12 | 12 p.m. | Zoom

Learn about time management, reading and note-taking skills, effective study strategies, preparing for different exam types, reducing procrastination and building motivation.

Join this webinar!


 

The International Student Mentorship Program is a volunteer peer-mentor program in which new international students are matched with continuing uLethbridge students who can provide ongoing advice and information about life at the university and in Lethbridge. This Fall 2021 term, mentors will meet with you in person or virtually and help you with any questions you may have by email.  Mentors provide ongoing social support, assistance and guidance throughout your first semester as new international student.  They share their personal experiences, easing your transition to university in Canada!

If you have already requested a mentor, you will be invited to an ISMP Meet and Greet from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on January 14. where you will meet your mentor and other new international students!


Five questions with Seun Ajijala (MSc (Mgt) '20)

Recipient of the School of Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit, Master of Science (Management)
"My first week at uLethbridge was interesting- for the first time, I sat with many different people of different nationalities to learn with and from them. It was a pleasure to find instructors and faculty members so learned, supportive and available, and cohorts so cooperative." 
Seun Ajijala (MSc (Mgt) '20)

Seun Ajijala


Attending the Calgary Campus? 

Don't miss the Spring 2022 Calgary Campus Virtual NSO on January 4 at 5 p.m. MST. Join Zoom Meeting!
Our Calgary Campus International Student Specialist, Brana, will host an in-person Welcome to Calgary Campus session for international students on Wednesday, January 4. from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Calgary Campus (S6013A 6th floor)

Please also attend the virtual International Student Success Session on January 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom

The International Student Advisors have recently hosted a registration support session and this session is available to watch online. This session should answer many of your questions regarding the registration process at uLethbridge. Watch the Registration Support Webinar

Don't miss any of these important sessions!

 

December 20

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Understanding your study permit: Your rights and responsibility as a student in Canada

Zoom
December 20 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Canadian Culture and Academic Expectations

Zoom
January 4 2 - 3:30 p.m. International Student Welcome Zoom
January 4 5 - 6:30 p.m. Fall 2021 Calgary Campus Virtual NSO (for Calgary campus students only) Zoom
January 12 12 p.m.  Strategies for Success: time management and study skill tips for university Zoom