Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2013/2014

Contact Us:

J Bell
email: jbell@wlu.ca
phone: 6350


Laurier International

Director and International Liaison Officer: Peter Donahue, BA, pdonahue@wlu.ca, ext. 6704
Manager, Programs and Services: Charlene D. Janes, MEd, cjanes@wlu.ca, ext. 6842

Waterloo Campus

Senior International Student Advisor:  Anna Done Choudhury, BA, achoudhury@wlu.ca, ext. 6840
Student Abroad Advisor: Michelle Adams, BA, madams@wlu.ca, ext. 3784
International Programs Assistant: Charlene Mak, BA, cmak@wlu.ca, ext. 4085

Office Location: Room 2A01, C Wing, Arts Building
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brantford Campus

International Student Advisor: Melissa DiLeo, BA, mdileo@wlu.ca, ext. 5969

Office Location: Research and Academic Centre East, Room 138
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Website: www.wlu.ca/laurierinternational

Laurier International is committed to welcoming, supporting and serving the needs of new and continuing international degree seeking and exchange students, as well as promoting an understanding of international issues among Canadians by involving them in programs that develop a global experience.

Laurier International is the first point of contact for international and exchange students, offering an orientation program on arrival that introduces students to a new academic and social culture.

The Laurier International Student Lounge provides a home away from home environment for students, volunteers and guests to meet each other and participate in a variety of social and cultural programs and activities.

International Students

The International Student Advisor, or ISA, fosters a positive student experience for international students by providing support, assistance and advice to international students prior to their arrival, on arrival, and through to graduation and post-graduation. The ISA provides a range of programming and services, including:

  •  transitional counselling to assist international students with their adaptation to campus life socially, academically, and culturally;
  • liaison with instructors, University administration and the community at large with respect to international student interests;
  • advocacy on behalf of international students on academic and welfare issues.
  • advice, support, referral, and information to students in areas such as immigration, family issues, personal issues, financial, and academic support;
  • referrals to other resources and services on campus when necessary;
  • liaison with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, providing assistance with immigration issues; and
  • coordination of the International Peer Mentor program that assigns trained peer mentors to new incoming first year undergraduate students.

Exchange Students

The Student Abroad Advisor (SAA) promotes student mobility and manages the Laurier exchange programs. The SAA provides programming and services, including:

  • advice to students on international study, work and volunteer opportunities;
  • pre-departure and re-entry programs;
  • advice to students on academic issues, cultural differences and culture shock; and
  • coordination of the Laurier International Friendship Extension (LIFE) program

The Laurier International website wlu.ca/laurierinternational/exchange provides up-to-date information on the opportunities for international student exchanges.