Becoming part of the community
Getting involved in the community helps international students overcome cultural and language barriers as well adapt to new environments more quickly. It also helps international students develop personal and professional skills to help them in their future careers.
There are many ways for international students to become part of the community. For example, joining clubs and organizations and volunteering on and off campus can help students demonstrate their talents while improving their English language skills, building valuable contacts for their careers and learning from other international students and local groups.
Here are some activities that may interest you:
- Memorial English as Second Language (ESL), Association for New Canadians (ANC) and the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism provide conversation partner programs and free English language courses, where you can meet other newcomers and make new friends beyond the classroom.
- Memorial's Internationalization Office offers regular coffee club, discussion groups and excellent programs such as Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP), the MUN Mentors Program. It also provides assistance in on and off campus employment.
- Student Life offers leadership programs, career development services, experiential learning opportunities and more.
- Volunteering helps international students demonstrate and develop essential skills while gaining valuable work experience.