We encourage all students to arrive at least one day before the LEAF term starts to take care of tasks related to arriving in a new country. There are many small – and some not so small – things that you need to do as soon as you arrive, such as opening a bank account, updating your cell phone, finding your way around campus, and communicating with your family or friends to let them know you have arrived safely.
On the first day of the LEAF Program term, you will take part in an orientation session organized by the LEAF program to give you helpful information about your classes, Laurier, and life in Canada. You will receive helpful information and advice that will help you become familiar with your new environment, so you are ready to start LEAF classes.
Please use the LEAF Program Student Arrival Form to let us know when and how you are going to be arriving.
You are also required to arrange your own transportation from the airport to Laurier. There are several different transportation options to get to the city of Brantford. Make sure you have enough cash to cover the fare, or that you have a credit card that works in Canada.
The bus station in Brantford is a short walk from the student residences and the train station is 1km from campus. For local transportation information and a city map, visit the City of Brantford website.
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