Become a Mentor

Join the ƵInternational Community and become a Mentor. Share your experiences with new international students or information you wish you knew when you started at Douglas. 

Mentor applications are CLOSED for Summer 2024. 

We will begin recruiting for our Fall semester in August 2024. 


Mentor Eligibility/Requirements

  • You have been at Ƶfor at least two semesters or you were a mentee in your first semester.  
  • You maintain a GPA of 2.33 or above.
  • You are a current student enrolled in at least one academic course in the Summer 2024 semester.
  • Initiate and maintain contact with your mentees.
  • Completion of training in Microsoft Teams.
  • Use Microsoft Teams to stay up to date with the program.
  • Attending mandatory online training session:
    • April 30th at 2:00pm - 3:30pm 
  • Commit 5 hours/month to supporting and answering new student questions about Ƶ and living in Vancouver. 
  • Attending meetings at the request of the program coordinators. 

Mentor Benefits

  • Mentor new international students 
    • Get matched with new international students with common goals, similar interests and values. You will be mentoring by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 
  • Community building/Networking  
    • Make new friends, expand your social and professional network and meet your mentees in person! 
  • Skill development 
    • Receive coaching for your professional development from various Ƶdepartments, services, and leaders of the college. 
    • You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of your time within the program which you can add onto your resume and upon request a reference letter.  
  • *Reward System*
    • Starting Fall 2023 semester we are implementing our new Reward System! With each semester as a mentor you will receive gifts with increasing value. A small thank you from us to you!
Mentorship Program - Reward System

Important Dates for the Summer 2024 Program (Mentors): 

*Dates are tentative

April 3
Registration opens for mentors

April 30
Mandatory online training workshop

May 6
Last day to sign up for the Summer program

May 6
Matching begins for the program

May 17
Mentee Welcome Event

May 17
Matching ends

May 24
Student Leadership Program Kick-Off Event

Skill Development Session

Wrap Up Event

August 7
Last day of the program