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A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-PROVOST We care deeply about your well-being and academic success. To ensure your experience studying at Brock reaches its full potential, our dedicated team in Brock International Services has developed support specifically tailored to the needs of our growing international community. Discover why Brock University is ready for a world of online learning.
Dr. Camille Rutherford EdD. Associate Professor, Faculty of Education Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships & International
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON MICROSOFT TEAMS
Get to know your classmates virtually through Microsoft Teams and foster peer-to-peer connections. You’ll also receive the latest announcements to stay informed on what matters to you.
GLOBAL SUPPORT IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES
Schedule a 1-on-1 meeting online or participate in a virtual event. Our services are available in a time that’s convenient for YOU.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS INDIVIDUALIZED ACADEMIC SUPPORT FROM BROCK INTERNATIONAL SERVICES
Brock International Services is here to provide academic and language support while you continue your studies online.
chalkboard-teacher 1-ON-1 ACADEMIC COACH Once you begin your Brock experience, you’ll complete an online quiz to assess your academic & language needs. Based on your results, we’ll schedule weekly one-on-one virtual meetings tailored to YOU with an Academic Support Specialist. You can also ask questions, review assignment requirements, discuss exam expectations, or work through grammar or pronunciation points all in a pressurefree environment without the worry of grades or social pressure.
BASED ON YOUR INTERESTS
Organized by class or discipline, our personalized study groups will give you a chance to meet and interact with a Brock International Services mentor. You can ask them questions, practice your skills, and the best part of all: you can do it all with other international students in your class too.
SUPPORT FROM SENIOR STUDENTS
Get connected with upper-year Brock students based on your shared hometown or common interests. Discover experiences commonly faced by international students and receive valuable advice from students just like YOU.
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CANADIAN UNIVERSITY NEW EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES What are the top academic skills I will need to prepare for university in Canada? What are the cultural expectations in Canada? Our NEW video series addresses these questions and provides you with the opportunity to practice essential skills that you will need to be successful. Topics have been created specifically for international studentsand designed to bridge any cultural gaps to ensure successin a Canadian environment.
ONLINE WORKSHOPS DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND
Focused on academic skills and language support, our workshops will help you learn new skills for university (i.e. Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism) and expand on what you already know (i.e. Essay Writing and Collaborating with Others). We also adjust our topics to account for cultural and linguistic awareness. LEARN MORE Angle-right
RESOURCES ON SAKAI A HUB OF ONLINE LEARNING Get connected with upper-year Brock students based on your shared hometown or common interests. Discover experiences commonly faced by international students and receive valuable advice from students just like YOU.
ESL LIVE LESSONS FROM A CANADIAN ESL INSTRUCTOR You can improve your English from home! Join one of our Brock ESL instructors for FREE English lessons LIVE every weekday on our YouTube channel, covering such topics as: • Idioms • Quantifiers
• Modals • Subject verb agreements
WORKING IN CANADA AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
As an international student, you can work during your time in Canada and after your studies. Our licensed Immigration Advisors are here to guide you in understanding Canadian immigration regulations and your eligibility for a postgraduation work permit. We’ve also developed resources on how to find employment on or off campus during your time at Brock and after graduation. We will provide opportunities for you to engage with International Student Alumni, attend community job fairs, volunteer in Niagara and attend workshops to help you achieve your career goals. Access our resources including Brock’s employment portal to strengthen your employability and gain relevant career experience: • Brock CareerZone • Going Global • Skills for Success: Canadian Job Market • Immigration Advising Resources Whether you are in one of Brock’s co-op programs where work opportunities are embedded into your academic program or you are participating in an experiential learning opportunity, Brock will provide the opportunity for you to discover your personal career journey.
MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Without insurance, medical services can be costly in Canada. We are here to help you enjoy a worry-free stay, even when you have health concerns. All international students at Brock will be enrolled in mandatory basic health insurance, known as the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). It covers eligible doctor and hospital visits and necessary medical tests and services provided and referred by a doctor. You will also have access to a supplementary insurance plan through your Student Union. LEARN MORE Angle-right
EXPERIENCE BADGER PRIDE LIKE NEVER BEFORE We are to here to support your journey as an international student and ensure your success at Brock. Through our programming, we will welcome you to our Campus Orientation Program, navigate course registration and introduce you to the numerous services we have at Brock! We’ll also introduce you to our Niagara community partners for volunteer opportunities and to make the most of your new home!
BROCK’S GOT TALENT
VIRTUAL INSTAGRAM COMPETITION The inaugural virtual competition asked students to share their talent with the world. Participants recorded themselves singing, dancing, or performing a variety act. The top nine entries were put to popular vote on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account.
OFF THE CLOCK
INSTAGRAM LIVE SHOW Join Ehima Osazuwa, Brock International Engagement Coordinator, for Off the Clock, a bi-weekly live show on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. The 60-minute live show features candid conversations about student life, interactive games and local musical talent.
INSTAGRAM LIVE CONCERT SERIES
FEATURING LOCAL ARTISTS Join us bi-weekly for a live concert series on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. The musical performances are a great opportunity to take a break from the pressures of studying and experience the local music scene in Niagara.
COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND CHALLENGES Our interactive videos, hosted by Brock International Student Ambassadors, celebrate cultural diversity through food and encourage students to expand their horizons. Participate in a cooking challenge and create a delicious dish with your new-found passion.
TIKTOK DEMOSTRATIONS AND CHALLENGES Aiden, Brock’s International Student Ambassador from Vietnam, leads you through popular TikTok dances each week. We even get you in on the action with Dance Battles to get your body moving for great prizes.
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