Ƶ International Mentorship Program

Ƶ International (DCI) Mentorship Program helps to welcome and orient new international students to Ƶ. New international students will have the opportunity to be matched and connected with returning senior students called Student Mentors. Student Mentors will help guide mentees by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 

Mentors assist new students by answering questions about Ƶ or re-directing them to contact essential Ƶ services, including medical insurance, how to navigate the website, how to find textbooks and tips on preparing to study at Douglas.


Create early connections from mentor to mentee and provide new international students the support and guidance they need to transition to Canada, BC, and Ƶ.

  • Help orient students to Ƶ services.
  • Support a peer-to-peer network between new students.
  • Reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation among new students.
  • Increase intercultural communication skills and competency for all participants.

Mentor Applications are CLOSED for Summer 2024

Important Dates for the Summer 2024 Program: 

* Dates are tentative

April 3
Registration opens for volunteer mentors

April 19
Registration opens for first semester international student mentees

May 6
First day of the program; matching begins. 

May 6
Last day to sign up for the program for mentors

May 10
Last day to sign up for the program for mentees

May 17
Mentee Welcome Event

May 17
Last day of matching

May 24
DCI's Student Leadership Program Kick-Off Event (Mandatory event for student leaders only)

August TBA
Wrap Up Event

August 7
Last day of the program