Applications open for peer mentor program

New international students will be arriving in August and NIC's Office of Global Engagement is looking for peer mentoring volunteers.

This is an exciting opportunity for continuing students to help new students settle and adjust to life in Canada and at NIC.

Many of you offer this kind of help already to your fellow students, but this program provides formal training, workshop retreats, a letter of reference, certification and will provide you with resume-boosting formal experience. 

Successful applicants will be required to participate in a one-day training seminar, help with new student orientation (last week of August), mentor their assigned students one-on-one and organize student group socials through the semester. 

The ideal peer mentor candidate will be able to give: 

  • Up to four hours/week
  • A love for people and an ability to encourage new students positively with information to help them succeed
  • Open-mindedness. Non-judgmental, ability to see that people from different cultures should share and exchange culture in order to grow personally
  • Help up to five students per semester

Application process

Fill out the peer mentor application form and send to

Complete a 30-minute interview

Deadline for applications: August 14, 2019.