Fall 2021 international students: It's time to start on your next steps!
We know you'll have lots of questions before you start — here’s what you need to know to make your transition to SAIT an easy one.
After you've paid your tuition
🚀 Start your countdown
We’ll have more information to help you dive into the details closer to the first day. Check back and watch your inbox for notices from SAIT. ️
💻 Attend info sessions and complete these prep courses online
There will be info sessions for registration, student awards, how to get started at SAIT and how to get involved — plus a whole series just for international students. Check back for the schedule this summer.
👉 PERS 050 – Student Rights and Responsibilities
This mandatory course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You'll learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. You'll engage in a number of learning activities in this course, including readings, videos, activities and assessments. We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity! The more you participate, the more you'll take away and the better prepared you'll be for success at SAIT.
PERS 050 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, Aug. 23.
👉 PREP 100 – The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, l earn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. You'll be registered in PREP 100 automatically and course completion is recommended.
PREP 100 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, Aug. 23.
👉 Introduction to PERS 050 and PREP 100
Want to learn more? Register for a brief overview of both courses including tips for easy course completion and a chance to connect with SAIT academic coaches.When:
- Tuesday, Aug. 24, 11 am – noon, MDT
- Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2 – 3 pm, MDT
👉 MATH 123 – Math Refresher
Give your math skills a boost, refresh some of the basics and get ready for calculus with a review of algebra, geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometry, exponents, systems of equations and more. MATH 123 is specifically designed to help students in the following programs prepare for MATH 238: Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Design and Drafting, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrument Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology.
Register before Tuesday, Aug. 31 by emailing email@example.com with your name and SAIT ID number. The course is self-paced and will be accessible through Brightspace (D2L) from Aug. 1 – Dec. 10, 2021 after you register.
👉 Webinars for international students
Your student immigration journey
Thursday, July 22, 8:30 am | Register now
Learn the difference between study permits, TRV, eTA, co-op work permits and more. Also, understand your eligibility for the Post Graduate Work Permit and explore working in Canada as an international student.
Thursday, July 29, 8:30 am | Register now
Learn about academic integrity and the impact of academic dishonesty on your immigration status. Discover resources to support your research and assignments. Find out more about classroom culture — group work, engaging with students and the instructor, class participation, deadlines, inclusion and more. Plus, get a head start learning to learn online and an overview of mySAIT.
Know your insurance
Thursday, Aug. 5, 8:30 am | Register now
Did you know that SAIT international students have insurance coverage from the Government of Alberta, as well as a third-party insurer called Saitsa health and dental insurance? Learn more about your coverage in this informative session.
Travel to Canada with your family
Thursday, Aug. 12, 8:30 am | Register now
If you plan to move to Canada as an international student with a spouse, children or family members, then this session is for you. Learn about school, daycare, and community and support services available in Calgary. Plus, there will be live chat for questions.
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 9 am | Register now
Worried about papers or assignments? Join us for an overview of plagiarism and academic integrity before starting at SAIT! Helpful tips for avoiding plagiarism in your classes will also be explored and discussed.
Your first week in Canada
Thursday, Aug. 19, 8:30 am | Register now
This session is designed to give you an idea of what your first week in Canada will look like (after quarantine, if that is still a requirement).
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 9 am | Register now
Looking to boost your study skills? Join us for an introduction to active studying. In this webinar we’ll share pro tips for studying in a number of environments, such as online, across time zones, independently and on campus.
Meet and greet
Thursday, Aug. 26, 8:30 am | Register now
Excited to start at SAIT and want to chat with some current students and International Centre staff? Talk to our International Student Ambassadors about their experiences at SAIT, in Calgary and Canada. Also, learn about our peer mentorship program and then apply.
Travel and quarantine
Every Tuesday until Sept. 21, 8:30 am | Register now
International travel and quarantine in a foreign country can be daunting. We’re here to help! Join us for this webinar to learn more about:
- travelling to Canada (packing tips, travelling safely)
- crossing the Canadian border (documents required, travelling with family)
- quarantine on campus (how to keep yourself engaged and healthy in quarantine)