Become a Mentor


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 were new. 

Due to a high number of applications, we have closed the sign up form. If you wish to be considered as a mentor in the future and/or would like to receive updates about the program, please sign up to our interest list here:

DCI Mentorship Program Mentor Interest List

*While this is a volunteer role, we ask that you have a valid SIN at the time of registration.*

If you submitted an application, please check your email for the next steps. 

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 Fall semester.

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your mentees.

  • Completion of both the training in Blackboard and on Microsoft Teams.

  • Attending synchronous training sessions:

    • DCI Student Leadership Training Day

    • Skill Development Session

  •  Attending at least one of the social events:

    • Welcome event

    • Team Building Session

    • 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. 

  • Submitting feedback reports twice in a semester. 

Mentor Benefits

  • Mentor new international students 

    • Get matched with new international students with common goals, similar interest and values. You will mentoring by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 

  • Community building/ Network  

    • Make new friends and expand your social and professional network. 

  • 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 the semester that you can add onto your resume and upon request a reference letter.  

Ready to Apply?

Apply now to become a DCI Mentor!

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Important Dates for the Fall 2021 Program (Mentors): 

* Dates are tentative

August 20th

Registration opens for mentors.

September 1st

Matching begins for the program.

September 23rd*

Welcome Event (Mandatory for Mentees)

October 8th*

DCI Student Leadership Training Day

November 15th*

Skill Development Event

December 3rd*

Final Event (Mandatory for Mentees)

December 17th

Last day of the program.