This integration program is mainly intended for international students who are temporary residents and for students who have carried out past studies abroad.
The program sets up key activities on a timeline consisting of four components: language, logistics, academic and social. These activities help support and guide students throughout their studies, in order to maximize their chances of academic success, personal growth and placement.
The program specifically aims to limit the impact of negative factors such as culture shock, immigration problems, financial problems, difficulty understanding and speaking French, academic difficulties and isolation.
The list of activities mentioned is not exhaustive as other specific activities can be organized by student committees or departments. All activities are highly recommended and some are required.
Here are the four components at a glance:
|LANGUAGE||Ensure that the student possesses at least minimal language fluency in order to function ...|
|LOGISTICS||Explain the procedures to ease adaptation to both Polytechnique and Québec ...|
|ACADEMIC||Encourage scholarly success and adaptation to the new environment ...|
|SOCIAL||Break isolation and build a social network ...