Orientation for International Students

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  • Orientations help students understand the requirements of their program, academic departments, the College and immigration requirements. Students will also get to meet their faculty, departmental/GBC staff and fellow students in the program.

    Register for our Smart Start Orientation for a day of fun filled activities and a great way to meet new friends!

    Of course a welcome wouldn’t be complete without food, join us for a FREE lunch during your orientation!

    Can’t make the Orientation? Download our Start Up Guide with important information for international students.

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    Orientation Events

    International Smart Start

    The International Smart Start event is a day of fun activities and useful information to jump start your college experience in Toronto.

    This is a free event with free food, beverages, complimentary GBC t-shirt, and prizes! Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to learn about your upcoming college life and meet new friends! Don't miss out!

    There will also be an optional “Urban Adventure Tour” to learn more about the wonderful city you will now be living in!

    Registration is required for this event. Please visit Eventbrite to register and view other upcoming events.

    International Orientation

    You are invited to join the orientation for new international students at the beginning of the Fall and Winter semesters. At your international student orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about:

    • International Centre Services
    • Working in Canada
    • Health Insurance
    • Ways to get involved at GBC
    • Q&A

    Join us for free lunch after orientation too!

    Registration is required for this event. Please visit Eventbrite to register and view other upcoming events.

    Did you miss the orientation? No problem, you can download the Startup Guide for new international students to check our important information. 

    Academic Orientation

    Be sure to register for your academic orientation sessions for new students. These events provide an opportunity to meet your teachers and other students in your program, tour your campus, receive your book lists and take part in some fun activities before you start classes.

    Be sure to arrive early as academic orientations for new students take place the week before each semester begins.

    Do you have questions or concerns about your academic orientation? Contact the Orientation & Student Life team

    Week of Welcome

    Join the George Brown Student Association as they welcome new and returning students to George Brown College with a campus street festival. Music, food, entertainment, vendors, prizes and more!

    The Week of Welcome is free to attend and events take place at the Waterfront, Casa Loma, and St James campuses during the first week of class.

    Please visit the George Brown Student Association for more information.

    Additional Resources

    Campus Tours

    A general campus tour is a great way for new and prospective students to discover their campuses. Our tour guides will give you an idea of what to expect from student life at George Brown, as well as show you classrooms, labs and common areas at each campus, including the cafeteria, fitness centre and athletics facilities, and student services, among others.

    Registration is required to participate in campus tours. Please visit Campus Tours to book your tour.