International Student Centre

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Going to university in another country can be overwhelming, but the right support can make all the difference. Whether you need an airport pick-up, help renewing your student permit, or someone to do your taxes, our International Student Centre can help you adjust to life on the east coast of Canada.

Our services

  • Visa and study permit help and guidance
  • Government and university referrals
  • Information for new international students
  • Social activities
  • Mentorship program
  • Lunch n' Learn workshops
  • Help to register for local services, including the provincial health card, MSI and banking
  • Conflict management and help with personal issues
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Income Tax Help Sessions
  • Free airport pickup for new students

Contact Us

International Student Centre
Saint Mary's University
Room 305, O'Donnell Hennessey Student Centre
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3


Currently, the International Student Centre operates virtually by email for inquiries and booking virtual appointments. To request an appointment with an advisor, please email

Virtual Office Hours:

Virtual Office Hours will not take place during Spring/Summer sessions. Please email us for individual help.

Permit Q&A Drop-In Hours:

Please see information here for study permit, work permit, PGWP, and TRV questions.

Who We Are

Ysaac Rodriguez
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 491-8692


Shanshan Luo
International Student Advisor, RCIC
3rd floor, Room 305 - International Student Centre
Tel: (902) 420-5436