International Student KICKSTART

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Preparing students for Canadian academic success

Are you new to studying in Canada? Take part in NAIT’s International Student KICKSTART program to build confidence, connect with other students, and ensure you are ready to start your academic journey at NAIT.  

New students from different countries and educational backgrounds may encounter barriers and challenges to their success when studying at a Canadian educational institution. The one-day International Student KICKSTART program aims to ease international and newcomer students’ academic and cultural adjustment. 

Please note that this program is not the same program as the NAIT Student Orientation.  

Who is the program for?

This program is designed to provide new students at NAIT from different cultural and educational backgrounds with tools to enhance their academic experience! 

Why participate in the program? 

  • Make new friends 
  • Learn about NAIT Classroom expectations and essential academic and job search skills 
  • Develop your intercultural awareness

Program details

  • Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 
  • Location: Dow Theatre (CAT191), NAIT main campus 
  • Registration fee: $10 CAD + 5% GST/student (lunch included)  
  • Registration deadline: Monday, January 2, 2023 

Find out more about the program

Please email intercultural@nait.ca if you have further questions about the International Student KICKSTART program.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the International Student KICKSTART the same as the NAIT Student Orientation?

No, they are two different programs, and we strongly recommend that students new to studying in Canada attend both. The one-day International Student KICKSTART program aims to ease international and newcomer students’ academic and cultural adjustment process. 

Who is this program for?

The International Student KICKSTART program is designed primarily for NAIT students from different cultural and educational backgrounds (e.g., international students, new immigrants, and anyone new to studying in Canada) and will begin their program at NAIT in the Winter 2023 semester.  

Is there a pre-requisite to participate in the program?

No.

Is there a fee to participate in the program?

The registration fee is $10 CAD per student, and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Monday, January 2, 2023. 

Payment methods

The International Student KICKSTART program registration fee must be paid with a valid credit card (Mastercard, VISA Credit Card, or American Express®) via the program registration page. International payments are subject to your local bank or credit card account allowance. 

Is this a mandatory program? Do I have to participate in the entire program?

While the International Student KICKSTART program is not mandatory, we strongly recommend that students participate in the entire program from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.  

Why participate in this program?  

  • Meet other international students new to studying at NAIT 

  • Develop your intercultural awareness 

  • Learn about NAIT Classroom expectations and essential academic and job search skills 

 

What do I need to bring on the day of the program?

Water (there are water fountains around campus), pens and notepads or devices for you to take notes during the day, and other personal items you may need throughout the day.  

 

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