Become a Mentor

Join the Douglas International 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 Fall 2023.

Please check back for our Winter 2024 applications.

Mentor Eligibility/Requirements

  • You have been at Douglas for at least two semesters.  

  • You maintain a GPA of 2.33 or above.

  • You are a current student enrolled in at least one academic course in the Summer 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 training sessions:

    • September 22 at 3:30pm

  •  Attending social events/activities is highly encouraged:

    • TBA - Semester End Celebration

  • Commit 5 hours/month to supporting and answering new student questions about Douglas College 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 interest 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 Douglas departments, 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 Fall 2023 Program (Mentors): 

*Dates are tentative

August 9
Registration opens for mentors

September 5
Matching begins for the program

September 13
Mentee Welcome Event

September 15
Last day to sign up for Fall program and last day of matching

September 22
Mandatory training session

Skill Development Session

Wrap Up Event

December 6
Last day of the program