International Student Welcome, January 2018


Are you coming to StFX in January?

Be sure to arrive for the January International Student Welcome (ISW), on January 2nd, 2018.

It is important that newly arriving international students arrive at StFX on time to participate in the International Student Welcome. At this time, students will be welcomed by our university's faculty and staff, assisted with getting settled on campus, and provided with the information necessary for new students to begin adjusting to life in Antigonish and to succeed at STFX. ISW is free to attend for all international students. 

Register for ISW to ensure that we know when you will arrive in Canada, and so that we can make sure that you will have transportation from the Halifax Airport, to Antigonish, on January 1st or 2nd, 2018. Classes will begin on January 3rd, 2018.


ISW Registration Form


Meet New People, Students, and Community Members

Meet people from across the world, both senior and returning students, as well as members of the International Student Society, Students’ Union, and various StFX faculty and staff. Along the way you will get to know members of the local Antigonish community who can also provide friendship and support.

Gain Cultural Orientation

What is the proper way to greet people in Nova Scotia? What are the laws around driving? Where can I buy food that I am used to? What do people mean when they say “party” here? Do students approach professors? Join the conversation and find the answer to these questions and more about Canadian and Nova Scotian culture.

Learn about University Structure and Services

Learn about technology systems used on campus such as Moodle; about the academic structure (e.g. course syllabus, credits, transfers, etc.), communications (university e-mail); and what professors will expect from you as students.


Register: International Student Orientation 2018


Note: Please complete the registration form even if you are not able to attend ISW.