International Student Stories

The International Student Stories series provides an opportunity for new and current UCalgary international students to learn from the lived experiences of upper year international students.

International Student Stories

International Student Stories is a series for new and current international students to learn and connect with others remotely. Each month ISS welcomes an upper year student to share their experiences adapting to life at UCalgary and in Calgary and Canada through a brief interview with an International Student Services team member. You’ll have a chance to submit questionsin advance or during the event.

Series events are posted through the International Student Services events page. If you’re not able to attend the live event, audio podcasts will be shared here for future listening. An audio version will be available on the ISS website for future listening.

  1. October 2020

    Title: Navigating my Transition to UCalgary

    Guest Speaker: Zareena Basha Hussain

    Date: Thursday, Oct. 29

    Time: 12 - 12:30 MDT

    Did you miss this event? Listen to the audio recording here.

  2. November 2020

    Title: Building my connections at UCalgary

    Guest Speaker: Goundo Diarra

    Date: Thursday, Nov. 26

    Time: 1 - 2 p.m. MST

    Did you miss this event? Listen to the audio recording here.

  1. January 2021

    Title: Finding the support you need on and off-campus

    Guest Speaker: Steven Arcus

    Date: Thursday, Jan. 28

    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MST

    Did you miss this event? Listen to the audio recording here.

  2. February 2021

    Title: Managing time and finances as an international student

    Guest Speaker: Pedro D’avila

    Date: Thursday, Feb. 25

    Time: 2 - 3 p.m. MST

    Did you miss this event? Listen to the audio recording here.

  3. March 2021

    Title: Employment Experiences as an International Student in Canada

    Guest Speakers: Liliana Gonzalez, Madelyn Lim, Tarun Arya and Jingfeng Wu

    Date: Thursday, March 25

    Time: 2 - 3 p.m. MDT

    Did you miss this event? Listen to the audio recording here.

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