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Fall Semester International Student Service Update Arguably one of the beST cOllegeS iN cANAdA with respect to international student arrival and employment services.As you are aware, Lambton College strives to provide enhanced, unique, and ever evolving services to ourinternational students. Therefore, our department continues to refine and enrich our welcome and supportprograms to meet the needs and better service our new and current international students. Likewise, this alsoreflects the ongoing commitment from Lambton College and the city of Sarnia to create an exceptional learningenvironment which incorporates and fosters the development of international students in our community. Ourgoal is to make the acclimatization period as comfortable as possible for newly arrived students, as we are fullycognizant of the challenges that culture shock presents in the first weeks of living in a foreign country. Belowis an outline of some arrival and welcome services that we will be providing for the September 2011 intake. Arrival and Welcome ServicesFree Airport Pick-Up Free Shuttle Service Student AmbassadorsSarnia, Chris Hadfield Airport From August 26th until September 9th ( 11 Ambassadors will be available in our office andFree airport pick-up will be available from a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) Lambton College will be at residence to assist newly arriving studentsAugust 25th to September 15th at the Sarnia providing free shuttle services within Sarnia to with an array of tasks which may consist of,(Chris Hadfield) airport. A staff member of aid our students with opening bank accounts, searching for long term housing, opening bankLambton College will be on hand to pick-up viewing accommodation, signing leases and accounts, setting up a mobile phone, buyingstudents from the airport. Please have the other daily tasks that newly arrived students used textbooks, bus schedules etc. In addition,students send us their travel itinerary, so we need to complete. they will be available to answer other questionscan plan accordingly. which students may have about LambtonToronto, Pearson Airport Free Temporary Accommodation College or the city of Sarnia.There will be buses or vans, depending on Assistance (4 nights)the number of students that register for airport Lambton College has set aside some New Student Orientationpick up, at the Toronto Pearson Airport on the temporary rooms in residence and we are Lambton College will be hosting anfollowing days: also partnering with a local hotel to ensure International Student Orientation week from • Monday, August 29th that we can provide all new students with four August 29th to September 2nd, 2011. All • Wednesday, August 31st nights of free accommodation assistance. We international students will be enrolled in a • Friday, September 2nd are certain that this will give students sufficient Canadian Culture and You mandatory credit • Monday, September 5th time to make informative decisions on their course which will commence during this week.A Lambton College representative will be long term housing options and will also help However, we do realize that not all studentslocated at the arrival area of terminal one alleviate some of the chaos of arriving in a will be able to be on campus for orientationfrom 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. with a Lambton new country. Also, it is important to note that this will only be offered for students arriving week, but they will be responsible for catchingCollege sign. The buses and/vans will be between August 25th and September 9th, as up on the course content they have missed,loaded at 7:15 p.m. and will depart from we will not have rooms available before or which will not be unmanageable in anythe Toronto airport at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All after this period of time. way. Since classes officially begin on Auguststudents who have registered for airport pick 29th, the last day to withdraw from classes,up need to be at the arrival area of terminal according to the ten day policy, will be onone by 7:15 p.m., otherwise, the students Free Mattresses September 9th 2011. Over the next month orwill miss their opportunity to board the bus Based on a lottery system, Lambton College so, I will be sending out a detailed orientationand will be responsible for arranging their will be giving away 25 free mattresses to our schedule with a list of services we will beown transportation to Lambton College. international students in September. providing students during this week.
On campus employment employment Training Assistance • Networking and establishing relationships with local employers to develop full-timeLambton College is pleased to offer “on summer and part-time year round employment Lambton College International Educationcampus” employment opportunities for new opportunities for international students who Office provides individual help and supportinternational students. The following vacancies have attained their off campus work permit to international students seeking to access aare available in September: and are seeking to work and earn money for variety of employment options while living • Library Resource Center and studying in Sarnia. RBC Canada has school and living expenses • Accounting Department generously provided the resources to hire an • Working with the Co-op and Career • Part Time Studies and Continuing employment consultant whose sole focus is counsellors at Lambton College to helping Education Department facilitating international student employment. His students prepare for an active job search and • College Residence responsibilities include, but are not limited to: to successfully apply to available employment • College Bookstore opportunities • Networking and establishing co-operative • Foundation Alumni Association relationships with local, provincial and • Office of the Registrar national companies and organizations inNew students are encouraged to have order to facilitate employment opportunitiesa completed resume ready to submit by for international students enrolled in co-September 12th. Interviews will take place operative education programs at Lambtonduring the 3rd and 4th week of September. College and seeking industry specific, Canadian workplace experience Student Activities and Eventslambton college has arranged a number of exciting events for the Fall semester.These events are listed below:MONTh AcTiviTySeptember Niagara Falls – Students will be able to visit one of the great natural wonders of the world. Boat tours on the Maid of the Mist allow students to experience the power and wonder of the falls up close. Actual Price: $65 (College Pays $50 and Student Pays $15)October International Student Talent Show – Welcome to Lambton’s version of American Idol! Do you have a special talent? With over $1000 in cash prizes to be won, prepare to participate!November International Student Scholarship Night – Over $15,000 in scholarships to be awarded to outstanding international studentsdecember Festive Karoake Night at Lambton – Love Singing and Eating Great Food at the College Pub – Free Snacks and Cash Prizes of $500 available to karaoke winners!We are extremely enthused about the arrival of our new students. Your students have made an excellent academicdecision to undertake study at Lambton College. Student success is our mandate, and we truly do everything in ourcapacity to ensure that our students are equipped with all of the necessary tools and resources to be successful inCanada. Thank you once again for your ongoing support and hard work on behalf of Lambton College.Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please contact: Kurtis gray International Projects Coordinator 519.542.7751 ext. 3704 firstname.lastname@example.org london RoadSarnia, ON N7S 6K4www.lambtoncollege.ca