Health and Support Services?
It is completely understood that it can be a little difficult to cope with the changes in your environment when you move to Canada for the first time.
With all new customary practices and norms, to habituate into the culture demands time.
For the adverse health scenarios, there are a range of support services available to help you out. Be aware of those !
Campus support services
Dedicated to support international students via various orientations and programs. These may include supportive and educational workshops, cultural celebrations and academic support. Sometimes, they also help with student accommodation and employment/internship opportunities.
Student associations on campus
Most institutions have their own student associations, which help international students manage their various activities along with academics. Some universities also have a dedicated international student associations to offer unbiased support to students from another country.
For instance, the University of Calgary has a Newcomers & International Students’ Committee that ensures all inter-cultural students have a voice in front of both the Graduate Students Association and the university’s administration.
Student associations off campus
There are various student associations outside of campus that work for the welfare of national and international students. For instance, the Canadian Federation of Students and Canadian Alliance of Student Associations are two great resources to reach out to in case of any assistance.
Support for students with disabilities
Most universities and institutions offer special support to international students with disabilities, but it is best to communicate the same at the time of application to discuss if any special arrangements need to be made for you.
If you are studying in Ontario, you can also make use of communability, a social networking website for post-secondary students with disabilities across the province.
Health Insurance is a mandatory precaution.
Book a session with your Ccube Academy Chandigarh counsellor for the details regarding your health insurance options in Canada as luckily, most universities and colleges also provide with health insurance facilities to international students.
When in an emergency, What to do ?
If you happen to face any emergency, call the toll free number 911. This is a common number that can be used for fire, police or ambulance.
Better be Safe than Sorry !
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