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Resources for international Fanshawe students

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Visit Fanshawe's International Centre in E2025 to learn more about resources available to international students.


Haydn Rooth | Interrobang | Lifestyles | January 10th, 2020




According to its website, Fanshawe attracts thousands of students from over 85 different countries every year. Multiculturalism is a part of what makes Fanshawe College great, and is something that the institution is very proud of. The College has many services and resources available to international students to aid them in their transition to Canada.

There are also a number of resources available for the students throughout the semester. Whether you are new to Canada or are still settling in, these resources are here to help you out.

The first thing you should do is look up the Fanshawe College international web page, fanshawec.ca/ international. This web page is the one-stop-shop for all of the available international student-specific resources. Here you will find information all about the College, applications, and even a virtual tour of the campus. Additionally, the web page has a link to all of the international student services listed below.

Fanshawe Cares - Arrival Services: This is an amazing resource offered by Fanshawe College International. This is a free service available to all new international students. Fanshawe Cares will provide an airport greeting service that is run by student ambassadors. A shuttle service is also provided to take the new student from the Pearson International Airport to London, Ont. Two nights of accommodation is also provided if required, as well as assistance in finding a living space and opening a bank account. There is also a welcome session in order to help you get acquainted with the college and to meet other international students.

International Student Health Insurance Plan: The Fanshawe international student services web page will lead you to links regarding health insurance. This page may seem a little bit daunting but it is setup in a way that you should be able to find information about your insurance situation easily. This page also houses information about the Morcare app as well as information on printing your Morcare card.

What resources are available to students upon starting college? Fanshawe’s International Centre in E2025 is available to all international students during standard business hours. Offering services to current and prospective students, the International Centre provides many, many services to the students.

Here are just a few of the ways in which the international centre can help international students at Fanshawe:

Academic support: The International Centre will help students with many aspects of academic life including course selection, application and admissions support as well as general information about programs. This is where you will find the bulk of information regarding Fanshawe’s academic systems.

Accommodation and arrival services: As stated previously, Fanshawe Cares has come up with an amazing arrival service to aid in welcoming new students and to ensure that their transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Work permits and study visas: An extremely important aspect of international student life is unfortunately dealing with the legality of overseas work and education. This can be very confusing to anyone let alone someone who does not have English as a first language. Fanshawe’s International Centre is here to help make sense of things.

General help: There are no stupid questions! The International Centre is there to ensure that your college experience is everything that it should be. Information on the nearest grocery store, banking, renting and all of those confusing aspects of life can be ironed out at the International Centre.

There are a lot of resources available at Fanshawe for international students and there are always areas to improve. However, these resources cannot help you if you do not reach out. Visit the International Centre to get the full international Falcon experience.
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