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When I Arrive

The Soft Landing Program is available for NEW international students arriving to the University of Windsor, please complete the Soft Landing Arrival Form as soon as you have made your flight arrangements. We will pay for the first night accommodation in Windsor if you cannot get into your permanent residence right away.
Please visit the International Student Centre and the International Student Advisor's office as soon as possible after you arrive in Windsor. There will be student assistants waiting to welcome you and provide a welcome package and help you with many of the questions you may have.

Important information from CIC about entering the country as an international student

During three days new students will receive valuable information to help them succeed in their new program. University's administration, faculty and volunteer students provide a warm welcome with information, prizes, games and the best chance to make new friends.

  • Your health matters:

The University’s Green Shield Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP) is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate international students here on a Study Permit. Health Cards must be picked up at the ISC approximately 2 weeks after classes start.

  • How to Stay Current on Upcoming Activities for Students

Check the International Student Centre's Website for upcoming events, "like" our Facebook page, and

make sure you are on the Blackboard ISC Announcements:

On Blackboard you will be able keep up with announcements, events and important information plus have access to additional resources, and information.

After you have arrived in Windsor-Essex County you may be wondering what your next steps should be. This part of the website will help you to learn more about:

The Windsor skyline at night with tall buildings like the casino and apartment buildings

  • Settlement services
  • Important documents you will need to apply for
  • How to get connected to health care
  • Community supports to help you
  • Finding a job
  • Finding a place to live
  • Getting settled in school