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Services and Activities for International Students

ÉTS 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.


Social and cultural activities

Workshops and activities are held all year long.

  • Language Café: Every Wednesday at noon, either online or on campus. Join the Language Café Facebook page so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Contact Program: This buddy program is intended to facilitate the social and academic integration of new students at all study levels into ÉTS.
  • Student group EtSPERANTO (in French): Contact or join this group that organizes a variety of cultural outings, entertainment activities, weekends for discovering Québec, etc.
  • Networking cocktail for graduate and post-graduate students: During each session, the Graduate and Post-Graduate Student Committee and the Office of International Relations invite new graduate and post-graduate students to a cocktail party that is both festive and informative. Keep an eye on the Interface newsletter for the next invitation.

Adaptation and Integration Services for International Students

Were you excited about living in another country but didn’t think it would be so 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? There can be many challenges associated with cultural adaptation, from integrating into the Québec university system to developing a social network, getting used to the food, and even battling isolation.

  • For information concerning housing, the cost of living, transportation and community and municipal resources in Montréal, visit our web page entitled Planning your budget and arrival
  • In addition, the Glossary of university studies at ÉTS, which contains a wealth of information about the school, can be very helpful in facilitating your integration.
  • If you’re looking for tips on how to enjoy the winter season, including getting equipped with appropriate clothing, watch our short video Winter 101 for newcomers to ÉTS

If you are experiencing difficulties, or if you have practical questions that may seem simple, like "Can we ask the Professor questions during class?", talk to an International Student Advisor from the Office of International Relations.