CampusCanada

Introduction

An Orientation Program for International Students

CampusCanada provides incoming international students with an introduction to Canada and the foundation for academic success at a Canadian university or college. This integrated online and on-campus course program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on understanding Canadian culture and society, adapting to a new environment, and developing skills that lead to academic success;

  • Access to customized tools designed to support international students (e.g. academic support, library resources, language training, career guidance);
  • Practical “how to” advice on daily living in Canada (safety, banking, transportation, etc.)
  • Fast friendships built on the program’s extensive networking and social activities.
  • Most importantly, CampusCanada provides international students with a competitive edge in achieving success with their academic endeavours in Canada by ensuring they are prepared to realize the fullest potential of their university or college experience.

The Capital Advantage

Ottawa is Canada’s fourth largest city and the country’s political and technological centre. The city is beautiful and clean, has a high standard of living, and is recognized for its many national museums, galleries, parks and performing arts centres. Ottawa is among the safest cities in Canada. The people of Ottawa are highly educated, with more than half the population having university or college degrees and the highest per capita concentration of engineers, scientists, and PhDs in Canada. Carleton University, the host of CampusCanada, is a highly ranked comprehensive university located in Ottawa.

From August 1 – 13, 2016, you’ll get the chance to experience Canada’s capital city during the most beautiful time of year. Summers in Ottawa have a generous number of hot and sunny days with average temperatures of 26°C (80 °F). During this period, you’ll find many activities for music, outdoor, museum, art, and culture enthusiasts. The city is vibrant and a great destination for your introduction to Canada.

Ottawa is located in the south east of the country next to Gatineau, Quebec which forms the country’s National Capital Region. Served by major airlines, VIA rail, and greyhound buses, you’ll be able to visit other major cities such as Montreal, Toronto and Quebec quite easily.

Why join CampusCanada

Adjusting to university or college life in an unfamiliar country can be an overwhelming challenge. CampusCanada provides a “soft-landing” for international students for offering a fun, collaborative and interactive opportunity to experience campus life and discover Canada in the very heart of the nation’s capital. Reasons to join CampusCanada:

  • Feel confident on your first day of classes. We’ll teach you what resources you’ll need to navigate through any Canadian university or college.
  • Explore the capital of Canada. Ottawa is known for its many national museums, galleries, parks and performing arts centers.
  • Get comfortable in a Canadian classroom. Learn about the Canadian teaching style and academic structure.
  • Live on campus. In two weeks, you’ll master student life and living arrangements in an on-campus residence.
  • Understand Canadian cultural quirks. Learn about Canada’s unique customs and habits.
  • Make new friends. You’ll be meeting other international students who are new to Canada. Imagine, you can have a friend in every province by the end of the program!

Fees

The program fee of CAD $4,500 (+HST) includes:

  • Canada 101: an online course introducing international students to Canada;
  • Campus 101: ten days of interactive programming on campus and throughout Ottawa and the national capital region;
  • Instruction by qualified Carleton University faculty with expertise in Canadian Studies;
  • Housing on campus at Carleton University from August 1 – 13;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by Fresh Food Company
  • Access to a wide range of academic and recreational facilities;
  • Off-campus excursions to national institutions as well as sporting, cultural and outdoor recreational sites

How to Register

You can register for CampusCanada by completing the Registration form found at https://forms.carleton.ca/globalacademy/CampusCanada/ We will require your contact details, information about the university or college you have been accepted to, and English language test scores. We do not require you to submit any documents at this point.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will be directed to a secured third-party site, where you complete your payment. Once your payment has been processed, you are registered for CampusCanada.

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Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time June 2017 Canada Canada Online Ottawa + 1 more

CampusCanada offers intensive and immersive programming designed to respond to the unique challenges that face incoming international students. These challenges often involve the familiarization and navigation of campus and academic life at a new university or college, while at the same time, adapting to life in a new city, and indeed, a new country. [+]

CampusCanada offers intensive and immersive programming designed to respond to the unique challenges that face incoming international students. These challenges often involve the familiarization and navigation of campus and academic life at a new university or college, while at the same time, adapting to life in a new city, and indeed, a new country. While CampusCanada is housed at Carleton University and staged throughout the National Capital Region, the program provides new international students, regardless of the Canadian university or college they are attending, with skills and relevant information to help them successfully familiarize themselves with their new settings and begin their academic career and experience abroad on surer footing. CampusCanada offers additional programming to help lift some of these barriers; this programming involves an intensive online introduction and an immersive summertime orientation based on campus and throughout the National Capital Region. We call these two core components: Canada101 and Campus101. Canada101 Canada101 is the introductory online companion to Campus101. It is offered earlier in the summer prior to the on-campus portion. Canada101 has three main objectives supporting the desired outcome described above: to gain a broad but informed understanding of Canada, particularly in terms of Canadian cultures and cultural traditions, societies and social values, geographies and climate, and legal, political, and economic structures; to familiarize and/or introduce students to the themes, objectives, and programming they experience over their immersive orientation; to have students engage with the program and the instructor, and to put students in contact with one another so they can interact and begin developing relationships prior to their participation in Campus101 Campus101 Campus101 is the intensive and immersive orientation program of CampusCanada. Building from Canada101, Campus101 is guided by four main objectives: familiarization with the university and college environment. This involves understanding and navigating the campus infrastructure; locating and identifying the various services, spaces, amenities common to Canadian universities; to gain exposure to, and engage with various university services and resources (e.g. International Student Centres, Writing Tutorial Services, Academic Skills, Library Research Skills). Here students gain a greater awareness of the support and services available to them so they may facilitate a more seamless transition into their university environment and academic. In this second objective, students are provided with introductory academic skills training; to explore the National Capital Region and gain first-hand exposure to some of the themes considered in Canada101. A further objective here is to familiarize students with municipal infrastructure and services common to Canadian cities (e.g. public transportation, city hall, licensing bureaus, public libraries, and other services); as much of the programming involved collaboration through participation in fun and interactive team-building activities, students have an opportunity to form strong friendships and networks that will extend into their university experiences and beyond. [-]

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