Dr. Gunjan Sondhi
Associate Researcher, University of Sussex, UK.
Resident Affiliate, CERIS
Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
International students are arriving in Canada in growing numbers. However, very little is known of their experiences in this context. Drawing on research conducted with Indian international students in Toronto, this seminar explores experiences of these students to show how gender and choice of university vs. college shapes experiences of Indian students both within the classroom and outside of it. This discussion first highlights the challenges faced by international students as they negotiate aspects of everyday life such as looking for housing, seeking work, developing social relations and generally building a life in Canada. Highlighting the areas in which international students struggle will reveal how government service agencies and higher education institutions can provide support for this unique migrant group that is often overlooked and lost between temporary and permanent resident status.
This seminar is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
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