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Global Pre-Arrival Support Advising

The Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor (GPS Advisor) supports new graduate and undergraduate international students from the point of offer through to semester one. The GPS Advisor helps students navigate each step of the process from acceptance, to study permit application, to registration and beyond.

The GPS Advisor can assist you with navigating

  • Housing
  • Financial Planning
  • Course Registration
  • Health Insurance
  • Arriving in Canada

Immigration Related

  • Initial study permit application
  • Co-op Work Permit
  • Temporary Resident visa (TRV) / Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
  • Work eligibility as an international student
  • Other immigration related support
Cee Liang

Get to know the Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor

Hello future Gryphons! My name is Cee Liang and I am your Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor at the University of Guelph. I am here to help you navigate your way from the moment you receive your offer of admission to the University of Guelph until you are settled in your first year. This includes but is not limited to the initial study permit application consultation, other immigration related consultation, course registration, housing, financial planning, culture adjustment. I look forward to meeting and supporting you prepare to begin your studies at University of Guelph.

What is an Advisor?

Wondering what the difference is between the GPS Advisor and the Counsellors in Counselling Services?  

An Advisor is a staff member who provides information about the many supports and resources available to students. The Advisor can guide students and assist in navigating the university system. This includes direct support as well as facilitating connections with other campus or community services, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, and describing overarching expectations of students.  

Students can also access Counselling Services through Student Wellness.