International Education Week
A Message from James Aldridge (Vice Provost, International)
Welcome to International Education Week!
Lakehead University International (LUI) is excited and proud to again host International Education Week (IEW) at Lakehead University. An annual event celebrated around the world during the third week of November, this year's IEW provides an opportunity to showcase the cultural diversity of our wonderful international student population, inform the Lakehead community about our efforts to internationalize Lakehead’s campuses and communities, and highlight the importance of international education.
Interactive in-person and online sessions hosted by the staff, faculty, and students are designed to enlighten participants, celebrate cultural diversity, and introduce opportunities for internationalization through study and work abroad. I want to encourage all members of the Lakehead university community to get involved with IEW 2022 and celebrate our amazing international students and campuses.
In keeping with our vision to develop inter-culturally competent and socially engaged leaders through transformative global experiences, LUI is working hard to honour the many cultures that make our communities so vibrant, and to engage in lots of exciting knowledge-sharing and skill-building. There will be panel discussions and presentations exploring many topics including a broad range of short- and longer-term study abroad opportunities. And there will be lots of fun! From movie night and trivia challenges to art and poetry, Lakehead IEW offers something new and interesting for everyone.
Below please find the schedule of events and how you can register, as well as a list of international resources and relevant contact information. Register now and Zoom will send you a reminder! We look forward to spending time with you!
About International Education Week
Lakehead University is thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating International Education Week from November 14 to November 18, 2022. International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event that is celebrated every third week of November by over 100 nations around the globe. This event is focused on strengthening the understanding of international education and celebrating its importance.
To celebrate International Education Week, Lakehead International will be running several interactive events and presentations to recognize our international student body, promote study abroad opportunities, and highlight internationalization efforts on our campuses. We encourage all members of Lakehead University to get involved with IEW 2022 and celebrate our amazing international campuses!
Please see the information below for a full schedule of events, a list of international resources, and relevant contact information.
Join Us For Our "Canada Through My Eyes" Kick-Off Event!
To kick off International Education Week 2022, please join us for the "Canada Through My Eyes" event. Canada Through My Eyes" will showcase the unique perspectives of international students as newcomers to Canada who will share their personal experiences through writing, poetry and art.
This interactive display will take place on Monday, November 14 from 10 AM - 2 PM in the Agora (Thunder Bay Campus) and Tuesday, November 15th from 9 AM - 12 PM in the Learning Commons (Orillia).
All submissions will be displayed at the event and posted on this website. We invite the Lakehead University community to vote on their favourite submissions, and the top three winners selected will win some amazing prizes. If you are unable to make it to the event in person, online voting will remain open throughout the week and will close on Friday, November 18th at midnight EST.
Schedule of Events
No upcoming events
Get Involved with Us on Our Social Media
Participate in our fun and interactive activities on our social media during each day of International Education Week. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Interested in studying abroad? Learn more about our Global ME Program and explore our international partner institutions in our Study Abroad Book.
Check out our Global ME Instagram page!
Do you want to learn more about studying abroad? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or book an in-person or Zoom appointment with the Global Mobility Programs Coordinator using this link!
|International Student Centre|
Lakehead International Student Centre is located right in the heart of Thunder Bay Campus. Here is where you will find the Academic English Program classes, all your international student services, as well as an International Student Lounge where you can connect with other students and relax between classes.
International Student Lounge Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday to Friday: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
|International Student Services|
Lakehead University International Student Services (ISS) department is located in the basement of Chancellor Patterson Library at Thunder Bay Campus and in OA 1031 Simcoe Hall Building at Orillia Campus.
Our department-designated International Student Advisors (Thunder Bay) and International Engagement Specialists (Orillia) are available to help you during times of need. If you have a question or concern, Lakehead University International is your first stop.
International Student Services Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
There are so many ways to improve your CQ (Cultural Intelligence). Check out some of the resources below to get started:
Lakehead Makes Leaders
Lakehead Makes Leaders is an innovative career readiness program offered by Lakehead University International to develop critical soft skills in our students. We have built the program to address the soft skills gap in Canadian post-secondary graduates, skills that are necessary to access career-related employment and which are critical for success in the workplace. Lakehead Makes Leaders (LML) builds soft skills such as leadership, interpersonal skills, negotiation, entrepreneurship, self-awareness, the ability to accept and employ constructive feedback, how to handle performance reviews, strong cross-cultural and professional communication skills, and much more. Each module supports Lakehead University students in gaining an edge in their career preparation and career-related employment following the completion of their academic program at Lakehead University.
Learn more about Lakehead Makes Leaders
Peer Mentor Program
Lakehead International Peer Mentor Program pairs up experienced Lakehead students with a small group of new international students to help ease their transition to Lakehead by orienting them to the resources and services offered by Lakehead University for its students.
Learn more about Peer Mentor Program
Events & Workshops
Lakehead International offers exciting events, workshops and opportunties that are designed to both domestic and interntaional students. Please visit our events & workshops website for more information.
|English Language Centre|
The English Language Centre Online Advantage
"Online programming is subject to enrollment"
Academic English Program (AEP)
Have you received an Offer of Admission to an undergraduate or graduate program from Lakehead University, but do not meet the language requirements to start such a program? Then the AEP is the program for you!
The AEP is designed to prepare students for their academic studies at Lakehead University beyond the demands of everyday English. Our program targets all four language areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking through an academic lens. You will improve your ability to read challenging academic materials, write a number of academic essays and give academic presentations using proper citation guidelines, take notes while attending a lecture and much more.
Click here to learn more about the AEP! While visiting our website, check out the 9-week Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP)!
Visiting International Student Program (VIP)
The VIP is a program for those students who would like to experience life at Lakehead University as an undergraduate student while working on their language proficiency skills. Students in this program take the Academic English Program part-time and up to two undergraduate courses of their choice.
Click here to learn more about the Visiting International Student Program!
English Innovation Programs (EIP)
The English Language Centre offers exceptional and innovative short-term English language programs throughout the year. Learning English at Lakehead is enriched with exciting thematic experiences that enhance your language studies - all while you enjoy Canada's most famous attractions and the great outdoors.
Click here to learn more about our diverse EIPs!
The ELC offers a homestay program for international students enrolled in English Language Centre programs. By matching ELC students with caring families in both of our campuses, students are welcome into Canadian families and their homes. Further, the homestay program extends learning outside of the classroom and into the home.
Click here if you want to learn more about the homestay program!
Check Out Our Video Resources!
Your First Steps Into Lakehead University
Hosted by the English Language Centre (ELC) Sponsored Group Coordinator, this video offers an insight into the steps ELC short-term groups follow from the moment they arrive in Thunder Bay to the moment they come to the ELC on their first day of classes. The video can be of benefit to students planning to attend any of the ELC programs. In this way, they will be better prepared for their arrival. Similarly, the video informs the local community of the first steps ELC students take when settling in Thunder Bay.
Video: ELC Tour hosted by Crystal Belanger
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