Every year many new and returning students make their way to the Centre for International Experience. Maybe it's the warm smiles from staff, the Ping-Pong tables or the Global Lounge, but many students find that CIE becomes their second home. Whether for a semester or a whole degree, CIE is a hub for domestic and international students to hang out, learn more about international work/ study opportunities and go on excursions.
The Centre for International Experience is a great place for making friends, but there are also programs that can help you adjust to the changes you might be facing. Whether it is culture shock, re-entry adjustment or intercultural hiccups, we offer guided learning to help you along.
Students from Abroad: Now that you’ve arrived, you get to start the best part of university — making memories with new friends! Students tell us that meeting people in class can be difficult, which is why U of T is filled with a number of small communities that make meeting people easier. Here are some programs and events that help:
Here are a few ways to manage some of the changes you might experience:
All U of T Students: If you are interested in different cultures, sharing perspectives and learning more about international opportunities, then the Centre for International Experience is the right spot for you. It is also a way to meet international students that are living here, so that you don’t have to leave Toronto to travel the world. You can help new international students orient themselves in their new city or come and hang out in our Global Lounge to research international work/ study abroad opportunities. Here are a few ways to get involved:
Here are some of the workshops that will help prepare you for your time abroad: