Mentorship program FAQ

Review frequently asked questions below about the ϼ international mentorship program.

Volunteer Mentor FAQ

We are no longer accepting volunteers for the Summer 2024. We will begin recruiting for the Fall 2024 semester in August. 

You will be matched with at least four mentees. 

  1. Sign up to the mentorship program.
  2. Complete the mandatory online training workshop on April 30th, 2024.
  3. Receive an email from a Douglas International coordinator.
  4. Wait for your mentees!

Yes, we expect you to meet your mentee in-person. 

The program is meant to be a social experience where mentees can meet their peers and feel more connection at Douglas​. However, we understand every mentee enters the program for different reasons. Some mentees may not want to meet in person, but we expect you to give them the option.​

The purpose of the Mentorship Program is to help first semester international students build a community, please consider meeting your mentee in person and encourage them to join activities and events happening within the program and on campus

We will be using Microsoft Teams. This is a free application included in your Office 365 account. This is where you will interact with your mentees, receive updates about the program, log conversations, and learn about other volunteer opportunities! 

Mentee (New International Student) FAQ

Throughout your first semester, you can reach out to mentor with any questions you may have about your new life at ϼ and Metro Vancouver area, share common interests, culture and more! Your mentor will check in with you to make sure you feel supported. However, please note that your mentor is not expected to be a counsellor, advisor, or instructor for you. A mentor is meant to be a point of reference for the mentee to the services at the college.

While we encourage participants to continue to stay in touch with each other, this program will be one semester. For Summer 2024, please note that your mentorship will officially end on August 7th.

Mentee applications are now closed for the Summer 2024 semester.

Once you have successfully signed up for the program, the matching period is between May 6th - 17th. How you respond to the survey factors into which mentor is best to help you in your first semester at ϼ. We will work to find the best match for you.

We are using Microsoft Teams. This is a free application included in your Office 365 account. This is where you will interact with your mentor and receive updates about the program! 

No, you cannot. You will have the opportunity to connect with mentors once you are fully registered in your first semester. 

However, you can connect with a DCI Ambassador to learn more about ϼ, its programs, and student life.

The DCI Mentorship Program is free to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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