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When colleges were opening in 1967, one stood out from the crowd. The product of both the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology and the Ontario Vocational Centre in Ottawa, Algonquin College.

Named after the Algonquin First people who originally inhabited the area, the College continues to invite thousands of students every year to their campus from over 100 countries. After more than 50 years of development, Algonquin College has managed to not only constantly break its record for the number of enrolled students.  It also made it to the list of the top 50 research Colleges in Canada.

There are more reasons why Algonquin College brings in more than 2000 international students semi-annually, but one of the biggest reasons is the services that the College offers its international students.

Student Counseling Service for Students

Firstly, there is a counseling service available to any students who are suffering from, anxiety, depression, relationships, adjusting to life in Canada and/or everything in between. To help with the adjustment to Canada Algonquin College offers an international student orientation a few days before the semester begins. This orientation allows international students to explore the school,  the neighborhood and make friends and new connections.

Peer Tutoring Program

The idea of working together with a student slightly older in order to solve problems can give the international students the motivation they need to talk to someone else and use the skill on other students as well in order to make friends.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support program

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support program is offered onsite to international students in order to help them master the English language.

Essential Study Skills website

Essential Study Skills website helps international students with academic problems:  such as time management, stress management, reading, note taking, studying and test-taking.

Before those services can be used, there are a few requirements that students must fulfill, including completing an English proficiency test, submitting an International Student Application Form and paying the required fees.

Along with the International Application form, students will need to submit Secondary (high) school transcripts as well as proof of Secondary (high) school completion. The proof of completion requires a for an equivalent to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma,

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