Group of smiling international students in front of Dillon Hall.An event Saturday will help international students connect with one another.

Weekend event aimed at helping international students make friends in a hurry

The International Student Centre and the Student Success and Leadership Centre are holding a speed friending event for international students on Saturday, June 24, at 5 p.m.

“Becoming a known person on campus has benefits for students now and in the future,” says Tim Brunet of the Student Success and Leadership Centre. Dr. Brunet will be leading the event in collaboration with international student advisor Romi Saraswat.

“Positive networking opportunities come with increased opportunities for well-being and employment opportunities,” he says.

During the event, students will play Kahoot — a competitive quiz game played on mobile devices, join a speed friending activity, and enjoy some fun snacks such as flavoured popcorn, fruit, and chocolate.

“The main goal of the event is to help students connect with one another and provide information about upcoming events and opportunities,” says Saraswat.

The event is free and is designed for international students who are new to campus. Sign up today.