Research Project: University Transition of International Students

You are invited to participate in the study “University Transition of International Students” that we, Ridha Ben-Rejeb (researcher) and principal investigator Dr Frank Boers are conducting at Western Education. This study aims to explore the experiences of individual international students as they transitioned from an English language preparatory program in Canada to pursue undergraduate studies at a Canadian university. The inquiry focuses particularly on identifying language skills, strategies and resources that enhanced their university transition and success. The study also solicits your feedback particularly about learning gains, English language readiness skills and coping strategies that are, in your opinion, useful and effective for success in a first-year university academic experience. The interview will take approximately one hour. You may answer questions at your own discretion or not at all. There are no right or wrong answers.

This is a voluntary interview. If you are interested in participating in this study interview, you can opt to either meet with me online over Zoom or complete the interview questions by accessing the project site link:

Please feel free to email me at if you would like to arrange an online interview over the Zoom at a time of your convenience. If you opt for the written responses interview on the OWL project site, you will be asked to provide a preferred email contact to so you can be added to the list of study participants who will have access to the online project site, hosted by the Western OWL Learning site.

To participate in the study, please click here to access the letter of information and consent form.

If you require any further information regarding this research project or your participation in the study, you may contact the investigators: Ridha Ben-Rejeb at

If you have any questions about the conduct of this study or your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of Human Research Ethics at 519.661.3036 or