Join Our Team

The Global Connections Program is here to help new students from international pathways adjust to life in Canada and make the best out of their time at SFU. 

Why join the Global Connections team?

The program is led by a team of student staff and a group of dedicated student volunteers, known as Community Leaders. Community Leaders are current students (any returning international and domestic undergraduate students) who collaborate together to host program events and meet ups for the program members. Together, they host peer-to-peer discussions, sharing tips from their time at SFU and celebrating diversity through intercultural socials. 

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Who can be a Community Leader?

We encourage all returning domestic and international undergraduate students, who are willing to commit to helping other students to apply as a Community Leader with the Global Connections Program. You can commit for one term and extend for more terms. To see the specific qualifications please view the position description below. 

What does a Community Leader do?

A Community Leader will help build an inclusive community and promote intercultural diversity at SFU.
 
  • Foster an intercultural community: A Community Leader will help introduce new students to the SFU campus and life in the Greater Vancouver Area, while also creating a safe and welcoming space for intercultrual expression.
  • Plan and Facilitate virtual group mentorship events: Community Leaders will work as a team to plan and facilitate online events and socials
  • Provide Mentorship and be a source of information: A Community Leader will be a primary contact person and provide personalize support for the matched new student(s), via online platforms, to provide information, support and guidance. A Community Leader is also someone who will be available to discuss any concerns and issues that arise, and be able to refer the student to appropriate services on campus as necessary.
  • Make a genuine commitment: A Community Leader will take his/her/their role and responsibilities seriously.

What are the benefits of volunteering with the Global Connections?

  • Gain skills in mentorship, leadership, intercultural communication, team work, event planning, and time management
  • Contribute to intercultural experience and gain exposure to various cultures
  • Build inclusive global community at SFU  by supporting other students, as well as knowledge sharing, skills, and time
  • Meet likeminded volunteers, cultivate diverse friendships, and participate in fun events on and off campus
  • Receive training on various topic from professional staff and develop new skills
  • Gain a reference letter and recognition on SFU’s official Co-Curricular Record (CCR) upon fulfillment of all responsibilities
  • Get free access to Passport to Leadership ($95)

Read our members experiences about the program and see the impacts you can make as a Community Leader.

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

These positions are recognized on SFU's official university Co-Curricular Record.

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How can I apply?

The application for Spring 2021 is closed. Please check back in February 2021.