This orientation is designed specifically for students from outside of Canada, both international and exchange. Learn about the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (please do not buy your own health insurance!), international student services at the Glendon and Keele campuses, Canadian academic and socio-cultural norms, and the International Club. An optional outing downtown will also be offered!
When you Arrive at the Toronto Pearson Airport
York University’s Airport Welcome Service & Personal Driver to Campus offers a free Airport Welcome Service as well as the paid option to reserve transportation from the airport to your residence.
For more information on taxis and public transportation, browse through the York International website.
Pearson Airport & The City of Toronto Welcome Booth
There is another free welcome booth for all international students at Pearson Airport from mid August to mid September 2016, in the international arrivals areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. At this booth you can:
- Pick up a welcome package with useful items and promotions
- Get information about your campus destination and other required assistance
- Call home for FREE courtesy of chatr™ mobile and Pearson Airport
- Receive information on transportation options including a 10% discount with Union Pearson Express for travel from Pearson Airport to Union Station (downtown Toronto)
Arriving at Glendon
We would be happy to arrange to have a current Glendon student welcome you once you arrive on campus. To arrange this, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before your arrival to share your flight number and estimated date and time of arrival on campus.