Our Objectives

Mission

The University of Toronto Mississauga International Education Centre aspires to be an innovative, collaborative, and globally significant leader in the internationalization of the student experience. 

Vision

Informed by research, assessment, and best practice, the International Education Centre’s programs, services, and staff, prepare students for success in an interconnected world on campus, and beyond.

We are committed to achieving this through:

  • immigration advising
  • student transition support
  • peer based approach to community development
  • transferrable skill development and experiences
  • intercultural awareness and development
  • internationalization at home initiatives 
  • study abroad and international opportunities

Goals & Outcomes

Goal One: Assist our students in internationalizing their degree at home to broaden their global perspective.

Student Outcomes:

  • develop cultural awareness and understanding
  • build global networks
  • learn a new language
  • reflect on personal values and beliefs
  • develop internationally transferrable skills
  • interpret multiple perspectives

Goal Two: Strengthen the transition experience of our international students to help them meet their goals.

Student Outcomes:

  • meet Canadian friends
  • learn about Canada (e.g. transit, healthcare, etc.)
  • understand immigration responsibilities
  • develop English language skills
  • understand academic expectations
  • gain Canadian volunteer and work experience
  • navigate permanent residency in Canada 

Goal Three: Engage more of our students in international opportunities abroad to enhance their personal growth, educational experience, and professional opportunities. 

Student Outcomes:

  • establish greater sense of independence  
  • immerse in a different culture
  • enhance employability 
  • develop cultural awareness and understanding
  • build global networks
  • learn a new language
  • reflect on personal values and beliefs
  • develop internationally transferrable skills
  • interpret multiple perspectives