New International Student Orientation

Thank you for joining our online orientation for new international students at North Island College. We have much we want to show you and tell you that will help you get connected with the right resources to support you as you begin your studies at NIC.

The online orientation is designed for you to participate at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. Each subject area will have a short description and then a short video to help you discover all the resources and people that are here at NIC to support you. Some sessions are mandatory so please be sure to go through each session. The orientation has been designed to follow a sequential order and will make the most sense if you work through the videos and sessions in the order provided.

Join us for Spring 2024 International Student Orientation in-person and live virtual sessions.

If you need any assistance, please email us at

Oh Canada!

You’ve made a big commitment to join us here in this beautiful land. Let’s take a moment to learn a little more about this great country from coast to coast to coast! (That’s right, Canada is bordered by 3 oceans!)


We cannot begin without properly welcoming you! Whether you have arrived in Canada or you are beginning your studies from your home country, we want to give you a true Canadian welcome from some very important people!

Did you know that many of us are visitors in this great land of Canada? The original First Peoples or Indigenous Peoples of Canada are the First Nations, Inuit and Metis. They inhabited this land long before European settlers and long before colonization. To begin our welcome today, it is with great humility we state that North Island College is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the College’s campuses are situated.  

And now for a few words from NIC’s Executive Director, Office of Global Engagement, Mark Herringer.

It’s time for you to meet the rest of the OGE team! Mark is our leader and we are a team comprised of recruitment and enrollment for international students, international student advisors, global engagement liaisons, administrative support and management. As international students, you will get to know many of us in the OGE very well. We will be some of the key NIC people supporting you through your learning and settlement journey at NIC. Come meet your team—the OGE staff!

Meet the OGE Managers! We oversee all the activity of the OGE team and ensure that you have the supports you need from the admissions process right through to your graduation.

If you have any further questions about orientation for new international students, please email