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Welcome to Glendon! Congratulations on your admission to York University and for making the decision to pursue your studies on our magnificent campus.

Glendon provides a beautiful natural setting and a safe environment that is as conducive to studying as it is to relaxing between classes. Located in midtown Toronto, our campus is only a short distance from downtown and many of the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods. Toronto is the fourth-largest urban centre in North America and the economic engine of Canada. It is also the most cosmopolitan city in the world, with 51% of its inhabitants born outside Canada. As a member of our university community, you will come into direct contact with this international diversity, rubbing shoulders with students from more than 140 countries.

At Glendon, you will be surrounded by professors specialized in bilingual education. You will also enjoy optimal conditions for a successful learning experience: lectures adapted to your level and needs; welcoming spaces; ongoing linguistic support; academic support services, and, most importantly, a dedicated team of caring professionals who will guide you through every step of your journey.  During your time at Glendon, I encourage you to develop both your English- and French-language skills, and maybe even acquire a third language!

At Glendon, you are never treated as just a number. Studying on a small university campus offers numerous advantages, such as small class sizes, individual attention from professors, and incredible networking opportunities. As a York University campus and faculty, Glendon provides access to the resources of Canada’s third-largest university in a human-scale environment. I invite you to explore all the resources at your disposal, not only at Glendon but also on our Keele campus, at York International, and Student Services. Opportunity knocks!

We are pleased to welcome you and look forward to assisting you throughout your academic career at Glendon. We want to ensure your time in Toronto is rich and memorable. The International Relations Office, along with Student Services and York International, are committed to providing you with personalized support so that you arrive well prepared on campus. We are here to facilitate your introduction to Canada, teach you Canadian mores and customs, and help you settle into this country where you will be learning and growing over the next few years.

I wish you every success in your studies!

Solange Belluz
Executive Director