Your first connection to the University of Saskatchewan will likely be a staff member or volunteer from the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC), who cares about your experience in Canada and at the U of S.
They will be one of your most important supports during your time at the U of S, because the ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and engaged community at the U of S for students, staff and faculty.
There are over 1300 International students from more than 82 countries studying at the U of S, and the centre provides support to all of them and their families. Beyond the many programs and services for all students at the U of S, some of the guidance ISSAC offers includes:
- programs and services specifically for international students that will help to ease your adjustment to university life and culture
- ways to connect with other international students
To meet other U of S students for friendship and to practice your oral English skills, try attending:
- Writing and Study Skills workshops(workshops designed to help students improve their writing and study skills)
- the ISSAC provides some other options too. Feel free to ask the staff and volunteers
Canadian school life will be different. Having these differences explained before school starts will make adjusting to classes easier. Ask basic questions about Canadian university culture, such as:
- How is group work done?
- What are science labs like here?
- What does plagiarism mean in Canada?
The Saskatchewan Immigration website provides some terrific advice for people new to Saskatchewan and Canada.
If you have any questions that aren't answered by either this website or the ISSAC website, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com, and it will be answered either by an ISSAC student coordinator or an ISSAC International Peer Leader (IPL).
Visit the ISSAC in its new location in Lower Place Riel.
International Student Services
Study Abroad Services