Arriving at a new university can be daunting for any student but it can be especially intimidating for international students who may be adapting to new cultures, overcoming language barriers, and living on their own for the first time.

“A student’s well-being directly contributes to their learning and success while at university,” says Martin Mroz, Director, Health & Counselling Services at Simon Fraser University. His department is an integrated service where students can meet with an interdisciplinary team of medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and counsellors.