ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí International (DCI) Mentorship Program helps to welcome and orient new international students to ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí. New international students will have the opportunity to be matched and connected with returning senior students called Student Mentors. Student Mentors will help guide mentees by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information.Ìý
Mentors assistÂ new students by answering questions about ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí or re-directing them to contact essential ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí services,Â includingÂ medical insurance, how to navigate the website, how to find textbooks and tips on preparing to study at Douglas.
Create early connections from mentor to mentee and provide new international students the support and guidance they need to transition to Canada, BC, and ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí.
- Help orient students to ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí services.
- Support a peer-to-peer network between new students.
- Reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation among new students.
- Increase intercultural communication skills and competency for all participants.