Welcoming international students to McMaster for Winter 2022

January 25, 2022

By: Andrew Staples (student success coach, international students)

Welcome! As we return to in-person learning, everyone in the International Student Services team is excited to meet and connect with you on campus. COVID-19 has been challenging for everybody, but we especially recognize how you’ve demonstrated resilience and adaptability to overcome barriers like international travel and vaccination requirements.

We’re here to help you transition to campus life and in-person learning

  • We offer one-on-one coaching appointments and virtual drop-in support to address any academic or personal concerns you may have and help you find and connect with the supports available on campus.
  • Our immigration advisors are available to answer any questions related your immigration status, such as your study permit, visa, work eligibility and post-graduate work permits. 
  • We can support you and answer questions related to health insurance (UHIP).
  • Our team offers workshops, socials and events throughout the year so you can meet other international students, adjust to studying in a Canadian educational setting and prepare for working in Canada.

You can discover and register for appointments, events and workshops on OSCARplus. If you’re new to the platform, we recommend checking out the OSCARplus FAQ and basics videos.

Get to know the team

Watch this video to get to know us better. We can’t wait to connect with you this term!