Looking for individualized support or have questions you want answered early in your orientation journey? Register for one of our mentorship programs or connect with a Student Life or Douglas College International coordinators for virtual one-on-one chat.
Kickstart your first semester at Douglas College! If you’re a new student and have questions about your time at Douglas, sign up for Kickstart!
You’ll be connected through email with our Kickstart Coaches, all of whom are senior Douglas College student leaders. They can walk you through your first day of classes, where to find services and tell you about all the great ways you can get involved with the community at Douglas College.
Kickstart for Summer 2023 is now open.
Once you have registered, keep an eye out for your welcome email.
DCI Mentorship Program
The Douglas College International (DCI) Mentorship program welcomes and orients new international students to Douglas. As a new international student, you will be matched with a Senior Mentor, a returning international student. Your Senior Mentor will share advice from their personal experience, help you navigate the Douglas College website, direct you to student services and more, all from their unique perspective as an international student.
To be eligible for this program, you must be a new international student registered in at least one academic course, be willing to participate in program events (such as the Mentee Welcome Event and end-of-semester wrap-up) and respond to requests for feedback.