Jiangsu Student Participants

Welcome to the OJS!

As an exchange student, you are expected to engage in full-time, NON-DEGREE study at your host university for a maximum of one academic year. You are responsible for all aspects of your participation in the Program, including, but not limited to, your health, safety, lodging, course selection, study program, travel plans, legal status and financial obligations. For further, more detailed information about the exchange and study and life in Canada, please review the Jiangsu Student Handbook.

In order to assist you in preparing for your exchange adventure, an Orientation Workshop will be held in Jiangsu in June. Details of the workshop will be available in the very near future.

You are also invited to attend an Incoming Student Orientation Workshop in Toronto in August (details to follow). This workshop is for incoming students on the four Ontario exchange programs and includes students from Jiangsu, Germany, France and India. It is an opportunity to meet many new friends from various countries and to experience a bit of Canadian culture. Attendance at this workshop is not mandatory but all participants are encouraged to attend.

Remember, you will be seen as a representative of your home university, the OJS Program as a whole, and China. We hope that you enjoy your exchange.

Resources

The following documents and web links are provided to assist you in preparing for your exchange:

Details about the program can be found in the Jiangsu Student Information Booklet. You are encouraged to read this document thoroughly and prepare any questions you might have for the Orientation Workshop.

Studying in Canada is very different than studying in China. Here are a couple of websites that will help you understand the difference in teaching methods and expectations of students between the two countries:

http://bctf.ca/publications/NewsmagArticle.aspx?id=9148
http://www.educ.sfu.ca/news/back-to-school-china.html

There are several websites that you can visit to learn more about Canada and specifically the Province of Ontario, including:

Canadian Embassy, Beijing   
Canada Tourism       
Travel Ontario               
Study in Ontario           

The following are links to the cities where the participating Ontario universities are located:

Guelph  (University of Guelph)
London (University of Western Ontario)

Hamilton (McMaster University)

North Bay (Nipissing University)

Ottawa (Carleton University and University of Ottawa)
Toronto (York University, OCAD University and Ryerson University)
Waterloo (University of Waterloo)
Windsor (University of Windsor)

Ontario is a very diverse province. For more information about the history, culture and diversity of Ontario you can visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario