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International Student Connections

International Student Connections are events and programs specifically for international students, including free skill-building workshops, volunteer opportunities, cultural excursions, and social activities throughout the year to help you meet new friends, learn new skills, and explore Canadian culture. We also have mentorship and social programs for new international students to help with cultural, academic, and language transition. Follow us on GryphLife to stay up-to-date with our events throughout the academic year!

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Conversation Partners & Cafés

The Conversation Partners Program is for English as an Additional Language undergraduate and graduate students who wish to be paired with a student volunteer in order to practice and improve their spoken English.

Conversation Cafés provide a welcoming and information space for peer-led discussions and activities to practice your spoken English. They are open to both Conversation Partners and the campus community.

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LINK Program

The LINK Program connects new international students with current Guelph students to help ease the transition into Canadian culture and life at the University of Guelph. The program is open to all exchange students and new full degree international students at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

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Each week International Student Connections will get together to have have casual discussions on topics that are relevant to your experience as an international student. Come enjoy lunch and the company of your peers. More details can be found on GryphLife - International Student Connections.