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Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in County Wide, Featured Stories, Learning, Region | 0 comments

Avon-Maitland District School Board offers international app

Avon-Maitland District School Board offers international app

Avon Maitland DSB logo

Avon Maitland DSB logo

HURON-PERTH — Need help introducing an international student to Canada?

There’s an app for that.

The Avon Maitland District School Board has launched the “Avon Maitland Arrival” app, designed the give the 160 international students attending Huron-Perth public schools this September a head start.

AMDSB Communications Supervisor Steve Howe says the app offers information on what do after landing in Canada, and what activities are available in Huron and Perth counties.

Howe says vital services are also covered in the app, including health and medical information, and what to do in the event of a medical emergency.

Cross cultural services are also made available, like how to calculate a tip, as well as a link to Google Translate.

The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

 

By Fad Didi, 104.9 the Beach, July 22, 2015