International Student Orientation

Which orientation is right for you? Below is information on various orientations to help you get to know Algonquin and become successful in your studies:


International Student Orientation (Academic)

Attending the International Student Orientation will give you an opportunity to:

  • Meet new international students, current students and staff;
  • Learn more about Canadian culture;
  • Learn more about health insurance;
  • Find out more about the Canadian classroom;
  • Meet International Student Mentors (they were new once too!);
  • Learn about important Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) information;
  • Find out how to get involved in athletics, clubs and the Algonquin College community;
  • Lunch will be provided and there will be prizes to be won!

Choose your day:

Thursday, January 5, 2017 (10 am to 2 pm)

OR Friday, January 6, 2017 (10 am to 2 pm)

Registration will begin soon.  An email with the orientation details will be sent to new international students entering academic studies shortly.  If you have any questions please contact Michelle Cameron at camerom@algonquincollege.com

Most classes will begin on January 9, 2017.


International Student Orientation (English for Academic Purposes – EAP)

Attending the EAP International Orientation will give you an opportunity to make new friends, meet the Coordinator, learn about college services and heal insurance. Once you receive your letter of acceptance, please contact the International Education Centre (IEC) to book your EAP placement test and your EAP Orientation.  Email Sue Hodgins at hodgins@algonquincollege.com to book your placement test and EAP orientation.

2016 Schedule:

Program date: October 31 to December 23, 2016
EAP placement test date: October 25 – 9 am
EAP orientation date: October 27 @ 1 pm

If you have not yet applied to the EAP program, please do so here: https://algonquincollege.force.com/myACint/ 

2017 Schedule:

17W Semester

Program date: January 9 to March 3, 2017
EAP placement test date: January 3 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: January 5 @ 1 pm

Program date: March 6 to April 28, 2017
Test date: February 28 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: March 2 @ 1 pm

17S Semester

Program date: May 8 to June 30, 2017
EAP placement test date: May 2 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: May 4 @ 1 pm

Program date: July 4 to August 25, 2017
EAP placement test date: June 27 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: June 29 @ 1 pm

17F Semester

Program date: September 5 to October 27, 2017
Test date: August 29 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: August 31 @ 1 pm

Program date: October 30 to December 22, 2017
EAP placement test date: October 24 – 9 am or 1 pm
EAP orientation date: October 26 @ 1 pm