International Student Transition Advising

Asim Ashraf

Asim Ashraf, CIE

Are you a new international student, recently returned Canadian resident or citizen or simply new to Toronto? A Transition Advisor from the Centre for International Experience (CIE) is available to meet with you to discuss all matters related to life at the University of Toronto and U of T Engineering.

Transition Advisor Asim Ashraf is available to meet with you to discuss:

  • General immigration information
  • How to access medical services and health insurance (i.e. UHIP)
  • How to make friends and feel like you belong on campus
  • Beginning and maintaining relationships with peers, instructors and employers
  • Adjusting to all aspects of campus culture including academic, administrative and social
  • How to develop strategies to relieve any stress you might have from your transition
  • Adjusting to Canadian weather
  • Available work, leadership and volunteer experiences

Global Learning Opportunities for Domestic and International Students

Asim also speaks to domestic and international students about ways to enhance their education through global learning opportunities. Speak to Asim about:

  • Summer opportunities for professional hours or credit-based research
  • Exchange programs with over 50 partner institutions
  • How to engage and develop intercultural competency skills

Drop-In Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GB 141

Students are welcome to drop in to speak with Asim. If you would rather schedule an appointment, you can book one online.