More than 400 international students are getting an orientation session at the hangar of Lakehead University.
It's happening today, with the support and participation of local businesses and services.
Associate Director of Lakehead International Nancy Galo says international students pick Lakehead for programs that match their needs, as well as many that like the natural beauty of this area.
Some of them come from very densely populated parts of the world.
She adds students from the past have enjoyed their time in Thunder Bay that many stay for good and live here.