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Cultural Connections

What is Cultural Connections?

Cultural Connections is an exciting student-powered program that is designed to welcome new international students to Douglas College by providing them with a source of friendly support and guidance throughout the semester through trips, actives, events, and workshops.

How does it work?

New international students have the opportunity to engage with continuing students called Mentors. Mentors are a light house for new students by sharing experiences, friendships, and general student life information. We host weekly events, outings, or activities giving students and Ambassadors a space to disconnect from work and school and connect with each other and our surroundings. Activities include student lead workshops, downtown tours, trips to Whistler, hiking around the Vancouver area, picnics, festivals, and more. We try to keep all activities low cost or free and transit friendly. 

Who can sign-up?

Any new international student is welcome to sign up to participate. We open sign-ups at the beginning of every semester as we welcome hundreds of new students. Look for us at International Student Orientation and on social media

Can I become a Cultural Connections Mentor?

Returning students are welcome to apply to become an Ambassador. We carefully hand-pick reliable, approachable, and dedicated students to ensure everyone has a positive experience. Check back for updates on when we open recruitment for the next semester.