Student union picking up international students

Spencer Dawson, BUSU's Vice-President of Finance and Administration.

Spencer Dawson, BUSU's Vice-President of Finance and Administration.

For the first time, international students arriving in Toronto to attend programs at Brock University will have a ride from the airport.

The Brock University Student’s Union has started a shuttle that ferries students to the school when they arrive here from all over the world, said BUSU Vice-President of Finance and Administration Spencer Dawson.

“Before, they had to find their own way to the school from the airport,” he said, noting he was elected on a platform that included the international student shuttle idea. “This was a gap in service to international students.”

He said all international students have been notified of the shuttle, which is being offered for $55. The shuttles run every evening from 7-9 p.m. until Sept. 7. The majority of international flights arrive in time for students to use the shuttles, he said.

Along with the ride, arriving international students are also welcomed with a swag bag.

“We’re giving a good first impression for the University,” Dawson said.

The majority of international students are coming here from China. In total, students are coming from 95 countries around the globe.

“Inclusion is the biggest part,” Dawson said. “I want them to feel included in our campus and not feel like the ‘other.'”

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