Support for International Students

Together, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Registrar’s Office and the Centre for International Experience, are working to provide a series of events and sessions, both educational and social, to assist Trinity's international students with their transition to university and life in Toronto. Samantha Dzikewicz, the Academic Don of International Student Support, will be acting as a major resource for students interested in this area. If you have any questions, would like to participate, or have an idea for an event you would like to see happen, feel free to contact Samantha at:



When: Tuesday October 22nd

Where: Melinda Seaman Hall

What: This is an opportunity for students to come together and share some of their favourite food with others! Make something you would at home, and bring enough to share with about 10 others. If you don’t have something to bring, come anyhow, and sample what others have brought! The Centre for International Experience (CIE) will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Learning to Love Winter and Winter Break!

When: Week of November 11-15th

Where: More Info Coming Soon!

What: Not planning to go home for the winter break? Come to this session to learn about the options regarding where to go over the winter break, including information requesting to stay in residence!

Skating Night!

When: Wednesday January 22nd

Where: Meet at the Trinity Porter for 6:00 pm

What:  Join us for skating and delicious hot chocolate at Nathan Phillips Square! We’ll walk to the rink together and skate from 6:30-8:30pm. Skates can be rented for $10.

Finishing the Year Off Strong!

When: Monday February 24th

Where: The Rigby Room

What: Need to know info about how to file taxes in Canada? Whether you need a work permit to work in Canada over the summer? Options for housing next year and over the summer? Come to this session for more expert advice from the CIE!

Transition Advising

New this year we will be having Cathy Maloney, a Transition Advisor with the CIE (Centre for International Experience), visit Trinity on a weekly basis. If you have questions or concerns, come see Cathy outside of Strachan Hall every Tuesday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.