As an incoming international student, you probably have lots of questions to ask, either academically, or more generally about your time at U of T.
What is better than getting feedback from a current U of T student?
The International Student Experience (ISE) Ambassador program connects you with current students.
The program is currently available to new international students registered in the following faculties:
- Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE)
- Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
- Faculty of Music
If your faculty is not listed, our ISE Ambassadors won’t be able to answer your faculty-specific questions but they can definitely share their experiences of being a U of T student.
How to connect with ISE Ambassadors
You can connect with an ISE Ambassador in three different ways:
And don’t forget that there are lots of other resources available for international students prior to your arrival, or once in Toronto.
International Student Experience Ambassadors
My name is Ayman (she/her) and I am a 4th year international student doing a double major in Cell & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience.
Being an international student in Toronto is such a rewarding experience because of all the people and opportunities we have in this multicultural city. Before you know it, it will begin to feel like home! I am so excited to be an ISE ambassador and be at the heart of international student support at U of T as we kick off the new academic year!
My name is Irmak and I’m a 4th year international student from Turkey double majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity & Conservation Biology with a minor in Art History.
I’m very excited to be an ISE Ambassador this year and I’m looking forward to all the programming and events we’ll have this year!
Using his lived experiences in China, Japan, and Canada, Joe weaves experience and knowledge together with insight from his four years studies at UofT to deliver personal anecdotes of growth and development – the ups and downs of constantly adjusting to new environments.
His studies in Psychology, Education & Society, and French have prepared him to use science in everyday life, get a better grasp of the social, cultural, historical, and political settings of education, and travel around the world to discover different cultures and languages.
My name is Laura (she/her) and I’m an international student from Brazil. I am in my fourth year of my undergraduate studies at U of T doing a double major in Anthropology (Society, Culture and Language) and Women & Gender Studies.
Some of my hobbies include making art, playing instruments, and baking. I am so excited to connect with and help other international students as an ISE Ambassador!
As an international student, I enjoy helping international students with different complicated questions in their context.
This work gives me an opportunity to research different funding projects, programs, and things that I haven’t heard about before. I will continue working with the excellent CIE team to support the UofT international community.
This program allows me to share my experience and contribute to helping incoming international students navigate their transition into a new country and community. Taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge that we share individually; this program creates a supportive peer relationship that enriches the University experience.
Program of study: Women and Gender Studies, and African Studies
Year of study: 4th Year
Interests: I enjoy reading books, yoga, cooking or eating out, and going on walks
Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers