International and Exchange Student Experience

Welcome, international students! We’re glad you’re here. We value the knowledge and experiences you bring to our McMaster and Hamilton community. Discover how the International and Exchange Student Experience (IESE) team can support your success at McMaster and beyond.

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Incoming International Students: Summer Webinar Series

Incoming International Students: Summer Webinar Series Event

Get ready for university life in Canada Attend our webinars to meet your community of support and get answers to...

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Study permit clarification for current international and exchange students

We are here to support you We encourage you to connect with a member of the International and Exchange Student Experience...

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New Intercultural Learning Certificate open to all McMaster students

This self-directed experiential learning opportunity provides you with opportunities to build your intercultural competencies and gain valuable cross-cultural communication skills....

International students skating.

International Student Winter Socials

International Student Winter Socials Event

International students, let’s end the year with some cheer and festive fun! You’ve accomplished a lot this year. Now’s the...


In-person drop-ins with the International and Exchange Student Experience team (No appointment needed)

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (MUSC B118 )
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET (MUSC B118)

Anyone can improve their writing and academic skills. Explore how our writing and academic skills services, programs and events can support your development in key areas, such as reading, writing and studying.

International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO)

The International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO) program is a joint initiative between the Student Success Centre and Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to help international students gain valuable Canadian work experience at McMaster and beyond.

The McMaster Office for the Development of English Language Learners (MODEL) is a free service designed to help both undergraduate and graduate students who may be struggling with the English language.