Global Student Centre Events

At the Global Student Centre (GSC), International Services for Students offers an array of social events aimed at fostering connections among international students, cultivating an inclusive global community on campus, and celebrating intercultural diversity at SFU.

Who can participate in the GSC events?

Open to all SFU students, the GSC events are catered specifically to students from international pathways, including international undergraduate and graduate students, study abroad and exchange students, and any other newcomer students from outside of Canada.

What are the benefits of participating in the GSC events?

A key part of your success at SFU is in creating a supportive community around you. Our campus is home to students from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds worldwide. We're truly a global hub. Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with your peers from all around the world.

Global Connect - Welcome Social for International Students

Join SFU International Services for Students to kick-off the new semester with food, activities, and prizes.

You will have an opportunity to:

  • Make connections and meet other SFU students
  • Participate in fun activities and win prizes
  • Enjoy snacks & refreshments

Dates & Themes:

  • Sept. 13: Boba Social
  • Sept. 27: Samosa Social

Time: 12 pm - 2 pm

Location: Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

Cost: Free

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Global Café - International Student Dialogue Series

Join the Global Café for facilitated circle chats every other week to:

  • Meet new international friends across the faculties
  • Discuss helpful tips relevant to being an international student
  • Enjoy snacks & drinks

This is a good chance for you to connect in a relaxed atmosphere with other international students who might be experiencing similar things as you. It’s also a chance to ask questions to staff and student leaders who are available to support you.

Dates & Topics: Bi-weekly Wednesdays

Time: 12 pm - 2 pm

Location: Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

Cost: Free

Registeration: Please click on each session to register for each one you are interested in

Meet, Greet, and Eat - Lunch, Craft, and Games

In collaboration with Creative Collective (SFU Health and Counselling) and the Global Student Centre, "Meet, Greet, and Eat" is a safe and inclusive space for students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative activities, including crafts and games. 

All students are welcome and all activities are optional. You will need to bring your own lunch but we will supply all materials so you can enjoy doing crafts or simply hang out and connect with others. 

Dates & Topics: Bi-weekly Thursdays

Time: 12 pm - 2 pm

Location: Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

Cost: Free

Registeration: Please click on each session to register for each one you are interested in

International Student Experience Support

The Global Student Centre (GSC) is also a home for International Student Experience Support. 

International Student Experience Support is your accessible one-stop service available at any point in your academic journey at SFU. As an international student, this is your space to get support on your transition into university in Canada and ask questions about any aspect of your student life outside of class.

Learn more about International Student Experience Support >

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