Bahamian student and mother team up for International Bridging Week
August 26, 2013
Rena Mortimer, second year student in Business, Management and Organization, is excited to help international students transition to life in Canada. The Bridging Assistant stands next to her mother, Theresa Mortimer, an active student recruiter in the Bahamas who has proudly supported King’s International Bridging Program for the past two years.
“The first time I came to King’s with my daughter was awesome,” says Theresa. “Everyone in the International Bridging Program was open, friendly and very helpful. King’s is a safe and welcoming campus, and one that is conducive to learning. I don’t hesitate to talk about how great King’s is with people from back home.”
The International Students' Bridging Program takes place from Tuesday, August 27 to Sunday, September 1, 2013 and provides an opportunity for new international students to become acquainted with King’s, Western and London prior to the excitement and hectic pace of the Orientation Program for all new students. About 90 international and exchange students from 10 countries, including South Korea, Japan, France, Singapore, Colombia, China, Ecuador, India, the Bahamas, and Sweden, will participate in the program. Overall, King’s is home to 400 International Students from more than 30 countries, making the campus diverse and welcoming.