Newcomer Booster

Preparing students for Canadian academic success

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New students from different countries and educational backgrounds may encounter barriers and challenges for their success when studying at a foreign educational institution. The Newcomer Booster program aims to ease students’ academic and cultural transition process at NAIT by providing basic tools for students to be successful in completing their studies.

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Participants will have the opportunity to build community with their peers and NAIT staff members through online workshops, forum discussions, activities, and video chats. In addition, participants will build confidence, connections, and increased readiness to start a new academic program at NAIT through this program.

We are currently re-evaluating the program structure and schedule to increase our program capacity and to provide more flexibility for students. Please check back for details. 


“The three significant things I learned in the program are first- plagiarism and the importance of references and citations. Here, it is a serious matter and must be dealt with extreme care. Second- the school system and school campus- don’t get lost on your first day, attend the booster and they will provide you with maps and tips before you start with your first day. Third- mental health- moving to a completely different place is difficult, and in most cases, it affects our mental health. In the newcomer booster, they will talk about the possibilities of home sickness and why it is important to acknowledge it and how to deal with it.”

Ciara Bernardo, Philippines
Materials Engineering Technology

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