Support & Assistance

International Centre for Students (ICS)

The University of Lethbridge ICS offers support and programs for international students, including:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English language services
  • advice on coming to Canada
  • assistance in accessing health care, housing and other resources

Friendship Programs

Get to know more about Canada and have a more rewarding cultural experience by signing up for one of the Faculty of Management friendship programs.

These programs are available to exchange students only.

  • The Buddy Program pairs you with a U of L student who will provide peer support and friendship and assist in your transition to the University.
  • Friendship Families are volunteers who will share activities and outings with you, and help you learn more about Canadian culture and daily life.

Contact the International Programs office to participate in either of these programs.

Other helpful resources...

Culture Shock - the University of Lethbridge has many resources to help you deal with the effects of culture shock.  more...

Diversity on Campus and in the City - Canadian society is referred to as a “cultural mosaic”, and the U of L is a true reflection of that cultural diversity. You’ll find many opportunities to learn about new cultures and share your own.  more...