Services, Workshops and Activities for International 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 calendar, the Interface newsletter (in French) or just stop by room E-3042!

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Adaptation and Integration Services for International 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!

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).

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Workshops and Activities for International Students

Workshops and activities are held all year long. Sign up for those that interest you today. Don’t forget to check the Interface newsletter (in French) regularly for the many other activities that make up a full student life.

Social and cultural activities

  • Language Café: Every Wednesday at noon, either online or on campus. Join the Language Café Facebook page so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Programme Contact (Buddy program): This program is intended to facilitate the social and academic integration of new students at all study levels into ÉTS. Learn more (in French)
  • Contact or join EtSPERANTO, a student 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 Student Services (SAÉ) invite new graduate and post-graduate students to a massive cocktail party that is both festive and informative. Keep an eye on the Interface newsletter for the next invitation.


  • Webinar: Vivre à Montréal (Living in Montréal - In French)| Friday, April 23, at 12:15 p.m.| Register
  • Webinar: 10 façons d'aimer l’hiver (10 ways to enjoy winter)| Date for Fall 2021 to be determined

Immigration – Official documents and work authorization

  • Working in Canada while studying| Thursday, May 13, at 1:00 p.m.| Register
  • Renewing your official documents| Wednesday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m.| Register
  • Fin de programme et statut d'immigration (End of program and immigration status - In French)| Tuesday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m.| Register
  • Conference: Accès à l’ ordre des ingénieurs du Québec pour les étudiants internationaux (Access to the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec for international students)| Date for Fall 2021 to be determined

Academic and community resources

  • Glossary of University Studies at ÉTS |Thursday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m.| Register
  • Community resources in Montréal for newcomers | Tuesday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. |Register
  • Workshop: Comprendre le système de santé au Québec (Understanding the Québec health care system)| Date for Fall 2021 to be determined
  • Workshop: Étudier à Montréal sans se ruiner (Studying in Montréal without going bankrupt) | Date for Fall 2021 to be determined