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- 1. Fall Semester International Student Service UpdateArguably one of the beST cOllegeS iN cANAdA with respect to international student arrival and employment services.As you are aware, Lambton College strives to provide enhanced, unique, and ever evolving services to ourinternational students. Therefore, our department continues to refine and enrich our welcome and supportprograms to meet the needs and better service our new and current international students. Likewise, this alsoreflects the ongoing commitment from Lambton College and the city of Sarnia to create an exceptional learningenvironment which incorporates and fosters the development of international students in our community. Ourgoal is to make the acclimatization period as comfortable as possible for newly arrived students, as we are fullycognizant of the challenges that culture shock presents in the first weeks of living in a foreign country. Belowis an outline of some arrival and welcome services that we will be providing for the September 2011 intake. Arrival and Welcome ServicesFree Airport Pick-Up Free Shuttle ServiceStudent AmbassadorsSarnia, Chris Hadfield Airport From August 26th until September 9th ( 11 Ambassadors will be available in our office andFree airport pick-up will be available froma.m. to 5 p.m. daily) Lambton College will be at residence to assist newly arriving studentsAugust 25th to September 15th at the Sarniaproviding free shuttle services within Sarnia towith an array of tasks which may consist of,(Chris Hadfield) airport. A staff member ofaid our students with opening bank accounts,searching for long term housing, opening bankLambton College will be on hand to pick-up viewing accommodation, signing leases and accounts, setting up a mobile phone, buyingstudents from the airport. Please have the other daily tasks that newly arrived students used textbooks, bus schedules etc. In addition,students send us their travel itinerary, so we need to complete. they will be available to answer other questionscan plan accordingly.which students may have about LambtonToronto, Pearson Airport Free Temporary AccommodationCollege or the city of Sarnia.There will be buses or vans, depending onAssistance (4 nights)the number of students that register for airport Lambton College has set aside some New Student Orientationpick up, at the Toronto Pearson Airport on the temporary rooms in residence and we are Lambton College will be hosting anfollowing days:also partnering with a local hotel to ensureInternational Student Orientation week from Monday, August 29ththat we can provide all new students with fourAugust 29th to September 2nd, 2011. All Wednesday, August 31st nights of free accommodation assistance. We international students will be enrolled in a Friday, September 2ndare certain that this will give students sufficient Canadian Culture and You mandatory credit Monday, September 5thtime to make informative decisions on their course which will commence during this week.A Lambton College representative will be long term housing options and will also help However, we do realize that not all studentslocated at the arrival area of terminal onealleviate some of the chaos of arriving in a will be able to be on campus for orientationfrom 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. with a Lambton new country. Also, it is important to note that this will only be offered for students arriving week, but they will be responsible for catchingCollege sign. The buses and/vans will be between August 25th and September 9th, as up on the course content they have missed,loaded at 7:15 p.m. and will depart from we will not have rooms available before orwhich will not be unmanageable in anythe Toronto airport at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All after this period of time.way. Since classes officially begin on Auguststudents who have registered for airport pick 29th, the last day to withdraw from classes,up need to be at the arrival area of terminal according to the ten day policy, will be onone by 7:15 p.m., otherwise, the studentsFree Mattresses September 9th 2011. Over the next month orwill miss their opportunity to board the bus Based on a lottery system, Lambton Collegeso, I will be sending out a detailed orientationand will be responsible for arranging their will be giving away 25 free mattresses to our schedule with a list of services we will beown transportation to Lambton College. international students in September.providing students during this week.
2. On campus employmentemployment Training Assistance Networking and establishing relationships with local employers to develop full-timeLambton College is pleased to offer onsummer and part-time year round employmentLambton College International Educationcampus employment opportunities for new opportunities for international students whoOffice provides individual help and supportinternational students. The following vacancieshave attained their off campus work permitto international students seeking to access aare available in September:and are seeking to work and earn money forvariety of employment options while living Library Resource Centerand studying in Sarnia. RBC Canada has school and living expenses Accounting Departmentgenerously provided the resources to hire an Working with the Co-op and Career Part Time Studies and Continuing employment consultant whose sole focus iscounsellors at Lambton College to helping Education Department facilitating international student employment. His students prepare for an active job search and College Residenceresponsibilities include, but are not limited to:to successfully apply to available employment College Bookstore opportunities Networking and establishing co-operative Foundation Alumni Associationrelationships with local, provincial and Office of the Registrarnational companies and organizations inNew students are encouraged to have order to facilitate employment opportunitiesa completed resume ready to submit by for international students enrolled in co-September 12th. Interviews will take placeoperative education programs at Lambtonduring the 3rd and 4th week of September. College and seeking industry specific,Canadian workplace experience Student Activities and Eventslambton college has arranged a number of exciting events for the Fall semester.These events are listed below:MONThAcTiviTySeptemberNiagara Falls Students will be able to visit one of the great natural wonders of the world. Boat tours on the Maid of the Mist allow students to experience the power and wonder of the falls up close. Actual Price: $65 (College Pays $50 and Student Pays $15)OctoberInternational Student Talent Show Welcome to Lambtons version of American Idol! Do you have a special talent? With over $1000 in cash prizes to be won, prepare to participate!November International Student Scholarship Night Over $15,000 in scholarships to be awarded to outstanding international studentsdecember Festive Karoake Night at Lambton Love Singing and Eating Great Food at the College Pub Free Snacks and Cash Prizes of $500 available to karaoke winners!We are extremely enthused about the arrival of our new students. Your students have made an excellent academicdecision to undertake study at Lambton College. Student success is our mandate, and we truly do everything in ourcapacity to ensure that our students are equipped with all of the necessary tools and resources to be successful inCanada. Thank you once again for your ongoing support and hard work on behalf of Lambton College.Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please contact: Kurtis gray International Projects Coordinator 519.542.7751 ext. 3704 email@example.com london RoadSarnia, ON N7S 6K4www.lambtoncollege.ca