Family Program

Families creating art at the Art Hive at Bannerman Street, They are all doing their own art project.

There are over 180 International students with a spouse and/or children in the IO Family program at Memorial University.

With any changes in life, there are adjustments to be made. As a result, supports are available to assist international students arriving with their families to settle into a new home.

The Internationalization Office Family Program can provide information on:

  • Family health care
  • Schools for children
  • Daycares for children
  • Family tax benefits
  • Work and volunteer opportunities for spouses
  • ESL opportunities for spouses
  • Local community supports and services
  • Parenting resources

The Family Advisor can also provide support for families who have personal, financial, or other family concerns. We also provide regular programming for international students and their families.

Drop by the Internationalization Office at Corte Real, room CA-2007 to speak with an advisor, or contact the Family Advisor, Camila Fujiwara if you have any questions or concerns.

Check out Family Program video See what other international student families are saying about life in St. John's.

New student Family Handbook

View and download the 2019-2020 Family Handbook for international students arriving with their families here. 


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000