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How to prepare for International Orientation Week!

Laurier International

What is Laurier International?

  • Laurier International is an office where international students can come in to get help from the friendly staff and peer mentors

  • We plan events for international students as well as assist them with their adjustment to life in Canada

  • Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Our office is located in Arts 2A01

  • You can contact the office through phone (519-884-0710 ext: 2227 ) or email ([email protected])

What is International O Week?

  • International Orientation week is a week dedicated to events that will help international students adjust to life at Laurier

  • IO Week will be from August 25th-August 30th

  • Events include: Trip to Niagara Falls, a barbeque dinner, campus tours, medical information sessions, cultural academic transition sessions, a movie night, and MUCH MORE!

  • Food will be provided, students can live in residence for free during the week!

    Registration link

International students at Niagara Falls!

Students enjoying the outdoor Barbeque dinner!

International Peer Mentors

  • They are a group of upper year students dedicated to making an international student’s experience at Laurier the best possible

  • They help coordinate the many events at Laurier International, and can answer questions about campus

  • Every international student is assigned a peer mentor, if you ever have any questions, please reach out to them!

  • You can check out your peer mentor’s IPM profile here

Group picture of the International Peer Mentors for 2012-2013

International Pre-Arrival Guide

The Pre-Arrival Guide is your number one source to information you need before you arrive in Canada. Click on the picture to open up the Pre-Arrival Guide!

Sections include:

1) Study Permit Application

2) Living accommodations

3) Booking a hotel

4) Transportation in Waterloo

5) Health and Well-being

6) Your OneCard

Helpful Institutions around campus

1. TD Canada Trust

2. BMO Financial


4. Scotiabank,,2,00.html

5. Citi Financial

6. Grand River Hospital

7. St. Mary’s General hospital

8. Cambridge Memorial Hospital

9. Waterloo Regional Police Service

10. Special Constable Service

11. Service Canada

12. Service Ontario

Campus Map

Here is the map of our campus and some important locations to know. Do not worry about getting lost, we will be doing more detailed tours during the week!


Intersection/Main entrance to campus

Special Constables (on campus security)

Willison Hall (residence)

Laurier International Office

Dining Hall (place to get food)

Student Centre

Gym/Fitness Centre

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