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. 

Mentor applications for Winter 2023 now CLOSED! 


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 training in Microsoft Teams.

  • Use Microsoft Teams to stay up to date with the program.

  • Attending mandatory training sessions:

    • January 20th at 3:30pm

  •  Attending social events/activities is highly encouraged:

    • April 14th - 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 be mentoring by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 

  • Community building/ Networking  

    • 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 your time within the program which you can add onto your resume and upon request a reference letter.  

Important Dates for the Winter 2023 Program (Mentors): 

* Dates are tentative

December 9th

Registration opens for mentors.

January 6th

Matching begins for the program.

January 13th

Last day to sign up for Fall program.

January 20th

Mandatory training session.


Skill Development Session

April 14th

Final celebration.

April 14th

Last day of the program.