Telephone: 416-415-5000 ext. 2115
George Brown International provides support to international students through services, programs and activities. Located at the St. James Campus, the International Centre coordinates the College’s international student services to provide maximum benefit and support to students, staff and other members of our learning community. We’re here to support you on your road to academic success.
We speak English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog – and a few other languages too!
Questions? Concerns? Please come by and see us.
George Brown International will be a valuable resource for you throughout your time at the College.
George Brown International services include:
- International Admissions (Inquiries, Applications, Letters of Acceptance)
- Settling in Toronto (banking, transportation and housing questions, for example).
- Certification letters (for proof of registration for Co-op, Off Campus Work Permit, Study Permit renewal application, Re-entry Visa, etc.)
- International Student Orientations, social events, and workshops
- Liaison with academic division & other College departments
- Homestay Accommodation Service
- International Student Scholarship information
- Study/Work Abroad Information
Your Student Photo ID card identifies you as a student at George Brown College, giving you access to many of our services and facilities. It is vital that you get your card as soon as possible once you arrive at the College.
- All full-time students registered in post-secondary programs are eligible for the FULL-TIME Student ID Card.
- Make sure to carry your Student Photo ID card with you at all times.
- It is required for access to variety of Campus services and to participate in a number of important activities related to your academic life. This may include attendance in class and the writing of tests and exams.
- Your student ID card often qualifies you for ‘Student Discounts’ at various stores and institutions around the city.
- Your Student ID card is also a Library Borrower Card and a Print/Copy-card used for photocopying and printing in the campus Library Learning Commons. To have your card activated as your Borrower Card, simply take it to the Library Learning Common Help Desk.
Getting Your Student ID Card
To get your student card you must be a registered “Active” student and have no “Holds” on your GBC account.
If you qualify, go to the closest George Brown College Photo ID Centre:
Casa Loma Library Learning Commons
St. James Library Learning Commons
- Main - 200 King St. E., Room 121
- Annex - 200 King St. E., Room -124
- E-library – 300 Adelaide St. E., Room 111
George Brown College Students at Ryerson
- Location: One Card Office,
350 Victoria Street
You may contact the Ryerson One Card Office
at 416-979-5000 ext. 7565
During the busy fall term the College arranges special photo-id sessions. Click here to see dates and times.
Online Photo Submission:
You can avoid line-ups by taking advantage of George Brown College’s Online Student Photo Submission process.
The Student Association functions as the central student government representing the interests of all George Brown College students.
The Association provides a number of student services; regularly plans student events; and is home to a number of clubs that might be of interest to you as they provide opportunities to meet fellow students, have fun and - for ESL students - provide a great way to improve your language skills!
Members of the Student Association are elected by their fellow students. Make sure that you get out and vote or even put yourself forward as a candidate!
The Student Association describes its mandate in the following way:
- To build a united student movement among the students of George Brown College regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, language, ability, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic status
- To provide a democratic forum to voice students’ concerns and issues
- To provide the opportunity for students to unite in various student groups to address concerns specific to particular constituencies of the Student Association
- To facilitate cooperation among all students and student groups to work towards common goals on a cooperative basis
- To voice the students’ perspective on issues that the College, municipally, provincially, and federally and to represent those interests at all levels
- To promote awareness of pertinent College activities and policies
- To strive towards a high-quality education by providing optimal support services which are accessible to all students
Check out the Student Association website for updates, activities, and more.
International Student Post–Secondary Health Insurance Plan
For more information visit the International Health Insurance page
IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH/GETTING HELP WITH YOUR STUDIES
There are a number of ways to improve your English and/or get help with your studies.
- Simply getting out and being involved, joining a club, a sports team, and attending events can be a great way to improve your English and make friends at the same time! Check the Campus Life section (http://www.georgebrown.ca/studentlife/campuslife/) to get involved.
Many students occasionally face difficult challenges, either in school or in their personal lives.
Depression can be particularly hard on students since primary symptoms include problems with concentration and loss of motivation. Depression should not go untreated since it can put your school year in jeopardy, it feels terrible and most often responds to treatment.
George Brown College’s professional counsellors are always ready to help you to develop personal strategies to deal with whatever challenges your facing and to help you on the road to a rewarding and successful future.
To book an appointment with a counsellor drop by one of the counselling offices or email email@example.com.
St. James Campus
416-415-5000 ext. 2107
Casa Loma Campus
416-415-5000 ext. 4585