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Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars for International and Exchange Students

May to August 2024

Get ready for university life in Canada by attending our webinars to meet your community of support and get answers to your questions about studying at McMaster.

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Mac101: Introduction to University Life

July 22 to 27, 2024

This summer, join students, staff and faculty for Mac101, a series of sessions, discussions and activities to ease your transition to university life. Registration for Mac101 sessions will open soon! Stay tuned for updates.

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MacStart Transition Program

August 6 to August 23, 2024

MacStart is a free summer program designed to help you transition to university learning. Our goal is to support the needs and interests of incoming students with disabilities.


Student Journeys

Navigating university as a first-generation student

Immigration is a common theme in my family’s history. In the early twentieth century, my great grandparents left Okinawa and Japan in pursuit of a better life. Their month-long voyageacross the Pacific Ocean led them to the shores of Callao, Peru, where they found the promise of opportunity.

Read the Journey about Navigating university as a first-generation student
Alexa Braverman, fourth year, Howard Schimmer, fourth year, Ryan Vo, third year, Linh Nguyen, third year, Aaron Roodhart, third year, Dina Elhanan, fourth year and Amanda Round, fourth year.

Summer job search advice from McMaster students

Unsure how to secure a summer job? You are not alone. In this article, you’ll learn how seven upper-years found their roles, including their successful and not-so-successful job search methods.

Read the Journey about Summer job search advice from McMaster students