International Services and Programs Abroad

International Services and Programs Abroad (ISPA) offer services and resources to support graduate students as part of Brock’s international studies and exchange activities.

Services for International Students: ISPA rolls out the welcome mat to help the growing number of Brock international graduate students feel at home so they can concentrate on their graduate research and scholarship. We provide general post-arrival orientation, TA orientation, cross-cultural advising, support with UHIP administration, assistance getting dependent children into local schools and help with off-campus work permits.

Exchanges and Study Abroad: Brock’s exchange programs link students with universities on six continents. Exchanges are inexpensive ways for grad students to study elsewhere because outbound students pay their tuition fees to Brock rather than to the host institution. ISPA provides pre-departure orientation workshops for students taking part in Brock’s international programs.

Work and Volunteer Abroad: ISPA administers service learning programs in Namibia and Ghana taking students, staff, and faculty there for short-term visits, as well as an Alternative Reading Break program through Habitat For Humanity. Participants gain new perspectives on the world and their place in it.

We also help grad students find international employment, either short-term or long-term. Our resource centre features books, periodicals, non-governmental organization files, and computer data files on working or volunteering abroad.

Examples of workshops/resources/services

  • Introduction to Canada
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada advising
  • Pre-departure orientation for study/research abroad
  • Short-term experiential learning programs


Arthur Chen, Manager of International Student Services,
905 688 5550 x4318
International Centre Room 212