Global Connections Program

Start or continue your journey at SFU by building a supportive community around you.

As part of the Global Community at SFU initiative, the Global Connections Program is led by a team of dedicated student staff and volunteers, known as Community Leaders. This is a peer-support program designed to help new students from international pathways including those who transfer from other Canadian post-secondary institutions. This program provides the opportunity to learn about the culture of SFU while making new friends and exploring what the community has to offer. 

How does the program work?

When you join the Global Connections Program, you can request to be matched with a Community Leader to support you and answer your questions one-on-one about all aspects of life at SFU. You will also be meeting other SFU students through various events, activities, and trips over the course of one term. As a member, you will receive priority invitations to all the program events and you can choose to attend as many or as few events as you want.

This program is free for SFU undergraduate students, however, some program activities and trips will require small fees to participate. 

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Who is it for?

Participating in the Global Connections Program is a strongly recommended step for students from international pathways. This program is open to all SFU undergraduate students and who are:

  • Newly starting at SFU or recently started, including transfer students from FIC and other institutions; and/or
  • Looking for diverse connections and friends across campus; and/or
  • Looking for intercultural learning opportunities; and/or
  • Looking for tips and useful resources from your peers in a relaxed, small group environment while sharing your culture with the SFU community; and/or
  • Looking for personalized support in their transition to SFU

Member Testimonials

What are the program activities?

1:1 Peer Support

On-Campus Events

Whistler Trip

Local Trips and Activities

How can I apply?

Become a Member

Membership Applications are currently closed. Please sign up below to get a notification once the fall 2020 application opens.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer applications to become a Community Leader (Undergraduate) for Fall 2020 are now open.

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Additional Program Benefit:

  • If you complete the program requirements (attending five events hosted by the Global Community at SFU initiative), your participation will be recognized on your Co-curricular Record*. You will also receive a certificate of completion and program t-shirt. 

*The Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU.


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