Join Our Team

The Global Peers (formerly the Global Engagement Student Committee or GESC) are peer educators whose goal is to motivate students to build an inclusive SFU community that celebrates diversity.

Why become a Global Peer?

Improve your Communication Skills

  • Liaising with SFU clubs and societies, the Global Student Centre, International Services for Students, and other university partners will improve your written communication skills.
  • Events and discussion facilitation will help you practice your public speaking.
  • Interacting with attendees, teamwork with fellow peers and Global Community staff will improve your interpersonal skills.

Improve your Leadership Skills

  • Identify and work on your strengths and areas for improvement to increase your confidence.
  • Opportunities to take a leadership role in programs and events
  • Practice and build strong skills in time management

Practice and Learn Intercultural Skills

  • Build skills in intercultural competencies through training and weekly meeting with a diverse team
  • Learn about different cultures from planning inclusive events and participating in celebration of cultures 

Gain Experience in Project Management

  • Possible opportunity to lead a event or project
  • Team skills

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Student Testimonials


[Being a Global Community Peer Educator] has been one of the most amazing experiences of my university life as I have interacted with so many cool people from all around the world and learned so much from them. As we did a lot of group activities, I felt connected, comfortable, and supported by my peers. If you are someone like me who struggles with having a social circle or needs support from your fellow students, I would highly recommend coming by to the workshops that the Global Peers organize and being a part of the team."

Meaningful Connections

Peer Coaching