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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 Student Services Student and Enrolment Services Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (CISSA)
Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (CISSA)

Acting Director: Ricky Ramdhaney

The Centre for International Students & Study Abroad (CISSA) provides support to international students related to their adjustment to the university and Canada, and promotes an understanding of international issues among Canadians by involving them in programs (study abroad, work and volunteer overseas), which develop a global experience.

Programs and services at CISSA include:

  • Study/work/volunteer abroad resource library
  • Selection and administration for Student Exchange Programs and Group Study Programs (semester, Spring and Summer)
  • International student advising and support
  • Bridging programs (bringing Canadians and international students together): Global Friends, Language Bank
  • Volunteer opportunities in CISSA and referral to other organizations in Canada and abroad
  • Handbooks for international students and study abroad students
  • Arrival orientations and workshops for new international students and a term long Mentorship/Buddy Program to assist new students
  • Workshops to prepare U of C students going abroad and returning home: Risk and Safety; Academic Issues, Cultural Differences and Culture Shock, and Re-entry - Coming Home.

Telephone: 403.220.5581
Fax: 403.289.4409
Email: cissa@ucalgary.ca
Location: MacEwan Student Centre 275
Website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/