International

The International Student Centre

Going to university in another country can be overwhelming, but the right support can make all the difference. Whether you need an airport pick-up, help renewing your student permit, or someone to do your taxes, our International Student Centre is able to help you adjust to life on the east coast of Canada.

Our services include:

  • Visa and study permit help and guidance
  • Government and university referrals
  • Information for new international students
  • Social activities
  • Mentorship program
  • Lunch n' Learn workshops
  • Help registering for local services, including the provincial health card, MSI; and banking
  • Conflict management and help with personal issues
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Income Tax Help Sessions
  • Free airport pickup for new students

Contact Us

Address:
International Student Centre
Saint Mary's University
Room 300, Student Centre
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3

E-mail: international.centre@smu.ca

Phone: (902) 420-5525
Fax: (902) 420-5288

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Currently, the International Student Centre operates virtually by email for inquiries and booking virtual appointments. To request an appointment with an advisor, please email international.centre@smu.ca

 

Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesdays 1PM-3PM AST
Wednesdays 9AM-11AM AST
Thursdays 1PM-3PM AST

Join the open Microsoft Teams session between those hours to chat with an advisor via audio/video to ask a question or get information on how we can help you at this time.

 


Who We Are

Ysaac Rodriguez
Manager 
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 491-8692
Ysaac.Rodriguez@smu.ca

 

Shanshan Luo
International Student Advisor, RCIC
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 420-5436
Shan.Luo@smu.ca

 

Mikala Gallant-Snively
International Student Advisor 
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 496-8743
Mikala.Gallant-Snively@smu.ca 

 

Noora Robiah
Office Coordinator
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 420-5525
Noora.Robiah@smu.ca


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