International Student Guide: COVID 19
We hope you are well and managing these challenging times. As you know, all schools remain closed for the remainder of the School year. There are many questions about what happens after that date. We will continue to keep you updated on this as more information becomes available.
General information for International Students:
Please be advised that it is important to remain calm and informed during this difficult period
In this document, you will find helpful links, phone numbers, and information that may help you during March Break and school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are all in this situation together and you are not alone - help and support is available!
Other IMPORTANT International Students-related considerations
Helpful tips to avoid getting sick - Prevention measures include:
Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
Stay home when you are ill.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and clean your hands.
If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaner.
Prior to travelling, check the Public Health Agency of Canada – Travel Advice and Advisories website (https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories) for up-to-date travel information.
Tuition Renewal Deadline for September 2020:
Due date has been extended to May 31, 2020
Study Permits and Visa renewals:
Remember to double-check your expiry dates for your passport, study permit, and visa and plan accordingly to allow enough time to renew necessary documents
Processing times from Immigration Canada will vary but allow about 5-6 weeks for study permit applications made within Canada, and about 30 days for visa applications within Canada
To check processing times, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html
Tips to be productive while at home:
Tidy up and clean your room
Help with household duties: prepare a meal, set the table, wash the dishes
Daily video chat with family members and relatives
Stay connected with friends on social media
Things to do at home:
Staying Active @ Home
Bored at home? Take a Canadian symbols quiz!
Virtual Museums, Parks and Zoo
The Louvre (France)
National Gallery of Art (U.S)
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Uffizi Gallery (Italy)
Metropolitan Opera House (U.S)
National Smithsonian Zoo (U.S)
The Georgia Aquarium (U.S)
San Diego Zoo (U.S)