Services, Workshops and Activities for Foreign Students

Student Services offers you all kinds of ways to facilitate your integration into life in Québec. A number of workshops and activities are organized throughout the year.

Check the ÉTS calendar (in French), the Interface newsletter (in French) or just stop by room E-3042!

Adaptation and Integration Services for Foreign Students

Were you excited about living in another country until you learned that it was (much) colder than you expected, or you couldn’t figure out where to buy your favourite foods, or you couldn’t always understand the language? Not to worry! Student Services is here to accompany you on your adventure!

Cultural Adaptation: Assistance Counselling and Support for Success

All kinds of challenges to cultural adaptation can arise, from adapting to school and Québec’s university system to food and nutrition to developing a social network and combatting isolation.

If you’re having trouble, or you have practical questions like, “Can we ask a professor questions during class?” contact Student Services!

Mentorship Program

The purpose of this program is to facilitate scholastic, social and cultural integration of newcomers and promote intercultural encounters between ÉTS students. Would you like to share your experiences or enlarge your social network by mentoring newcomers? Write to

Sharing Experiences

All year long, intercultural activities are held on campus, such as International Education Week and “testimonial evenings” where students can share their experiences and their tips.

Would you like to play an active role in these activities? Contact Student Services and check out the Interface newsletter (in French).

Workshops and Activities for Foreign Students

Workshops and activities take place all year long. Check out the Interface newsletter (in French). To confirm your attendance at events, use the online reservation system.

Social Activities

  • Meet Mentors in the Mentorship Program
  • Language Exchanges
  • Fall Outings: Apple Picking, Etspéranto Hike
  • Winter Outing: Snowshoeing

Cultural Adaptation

  • History of Québec
  • Living Through Culture Shock
  • Enjoying Wintertime!

Official Documents

  • Renewing your Official Documents
  • Becoming a Permanent Resident of Québec (lecture offered by Immigration Québec)

International Education Week

  • Beginning of November

Work and Budget Management

  • Work While You Study
  • Study in Montréal Without Breaking the Bank