Langara Global Student News
News, events and opportunities from the langara global team
International Education is now Langara Global!
The Langara Global team will continue to support international students and build community through workshops, cultural events, and immigration advising. Take a few minutes to explore our new website! You will find lots of student resources, event listings, and event our staff profiles!
Langara COVID Information
Continue to stay up-to-date with the college on information related to COVID-19. Check out the COVID-19 Information page. Don’t forget to also check out the International Student FAQs for answers to questions about immigration, permits, courses and travelling to Canada!
New International Students
If you’re a new international student, we have created an Orientation Resources Page to help you navigate your first semester at Langara. Whether you were able to join us or had to miss the orientation, take a look at the Orientation PowerPoint and other useful resources as a refresher.
One-on-one Student Advising
Our International Student Services Team will be providing one-on-one drop in advising sessions for students Monday to Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Vancouver Time -PT) through the Zoom platform. These sessions will continue throughout the semester until further notice.
Students are encouraged to drop in at any time between 3:00 PM-5:00 PM (PT) and ask their questions directly to an International Student Coordinator for general/immigration advising.
For LSM PDD students, drop in advising sessions are held twice a week every Wednesday & Friday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
For Continuing Studies (except the LEAP program), drop in advising sessions are held every Wednesday from 12:30PM to 1:30PM.
Langara Global Workshops/Events
Check out this page for all upcoming workshops and events, including those from the Counselling and Co-op department!
- Medical Insurance in B.C.
- Working On/Off Campus
- Study Permit Extension & Co-op Work Permit
- Prepare to Graduate
- Post Graduate Work Permit
- Many more!
Academic Integrity Workshops
Academic integrity remains important to the Langara community and our students. For many students, both international and domestic, academic integrity may be a relatively new concept. In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of academic integrity and what it means at Langara College, with the goal of preventing errors that can affect your grades and academic success. Students who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. To register, please visit the this page.
11 Mindful Minutes at 11
Join us for 11 Mindful Minutes at 11 a.m. this Summer! This workshop series was started in Summer 2020 to support our students and community through the stress of navigating school and work during the pandemic. Take this time to connect with yourself, relax the nervous system, and become more present.
Starting again May 18, 2021, we will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through out the semester until the last week of classes. These mindfulness meditation sessions will run in the Summer 2021 semester from May 18 through to August 5.
Dungeons and Dragons Social Support Group
Do you experience anxiety, low mood, and/or loneliness? Then the Dungeons and Dragons Social Support Group might be for you! Together with 6–8 others and a Langara counsellor, you will face off against evil as powerful adventurers within a therapeutic tabletop gaming framework. This group will start on May 20 and meet every Thursday from 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (PDT) until July 15. Click here to learn more!
Tips for Online Learning
This accessible quick document includes links to several Langara student and academic support services and shares strategies for:
- Communicating online & online etiquette
- Communicating with your instructor
- Working in online groups and teams
- Adapting study habits for the online environment
- Time management
- Taking online exams
Langara News & Events
Looking for ways to connect and engage? Check out the Virtual Events Calendar for all upcoming events and activities happening across campus!
Virtual Learning Support
Online learning is challenging in the best of times. That’s why Langara has set up learning support information sessions to help you out so make sure you take advantage! Don’t forget to check out all the resources the Learning Commons has for you too! And please, check your Brightspace daily! Here’s a helpful learning guide if you’re struggling to navigate the platform.
Please be sure to check here to see all the important dates and put them in your calendar.
Langara Student Success Course (LSSC)
The Langara Student Success Course (LSSC) is an initiative at Langara delivered to students online through Brightspace. The goal of this course is to strengthen your skills for academic life at Langara and introduce you to key resources and opportunities available at the College.
To meet prerequisite requirements for some courses, you may be required to write a diagnostic test like the LET, MDT, or PDT. In accordance with Provincial Health guidelines around COVID-19, some of these tests have either been cancelled or suspended indefinitely. Please continue to check the website for updates or changes to pre-requisites.
It’s important to know where you stand in your classes. Are you on the Dean’s Honour Roll, or are you in danger of Academic Probation or Academic Suspension? Please take a look at Langara’s Academic Standing information page and especially note the Minimum Academic Standard.
As a Langara student, it is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of Langara’s views on cheating and plagiarism and the academic integrity policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your international student coordinator.
Medical Insurance in Canada
It is incredibly important that you have medical insurance during your stay in Canada. You can choose between BC’s government medical insurance (MSP ) or private insurance like guard.me (Validation Code: 4727 ). You will need to determine which one is right for you. See how MSP is responding to COVID here.
Mental Health Support
Did you know that your mental health impacts your academic success? Learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by booking a one-on-one appointment with our Peer Wellness Support Coordinator, or drop-in to a group session. On Wednesdays, evenings, and weekends throughout the Summer! Find out more here.
Looking for more resources regarding mental health? Here2Talk is a free, confidential, 24/7 counselling service for all students currently registered with a BC post-secondary institution. Available via app, phone, and chat. No appointment needed and no wait time. Empower Me is a free, confidential, 24/7 counselling and life coaching service for all Langara students covered by the LSU Health & Dental Plan. Available in 80 languages and in 22 countries outside Canada!
Sexual Violence and Support & Education
Even though we’re not on campus and are practicing physical distancing, it’s still good to remind ourselves about sexual violence and what consent means. For more information about sexual violence and how to access support services, click here.
Scams and Fraud
No government or policing body will contact you or ask for your personal or financial information over the phone. If you receive any suspicious calls, voicemails, or emails, please report this activity to your local police. If you’re not sure, email your international student coordinator or [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you