Why join the Global Community Graduate Program? 

Graduate programs are challenging. Starting a new program in a new country, with new people can be overwhelming. We're here to help! The Global Community Graduate Program (GCGP) aims to support students from diverse pathways at SFU by fostering a sense of community amongst incoming and current graduate students.

Why join this program?

Moving to a new city or country for graduate school can seem daunting; however, with the proper support and resources, the GCGP will help ease this transition and provide you opportunities to meet other students like you. 

Would you like a one-on-one mentor to support you?

No problem, we can match you with one of our dedicated and experienced student volunteers. Your mentor will be available through email before your arrival, to answer any burning questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

Don’t want a mentor? But still want to be part of the program?

Also no program- you can join the program to meet new friends, expand your network, try new things, explore Vancouver, and be a part of a supportive and friendly community of like-minded students!

How do I join the program?

To join the program please fill out the following websurvey:

Registrater Now

I've filled out the survey, what's next? 

The Program Coordinator will reach out to you towards the end of December/early January to introduce you to the program and your mentor.

Mentee Testimonial 

"I enrolled in the Global Community Graduate Program (GCGP) as a mentee when I started my Master's degree. I'm glad I found a mentor that is a good friend and a supporter through this program, as I face the challenges of settling down in a new country. Next year, I will apply to become a mentor so I can support new students start their journey at SFU. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know many friends from different countries, different academic programs, while exploring BC with them. And not to forget, trying out new cuisines! Overall, the GCGP is a very rewarding opportunity and a great way to take time off from academic work." - Sachini

Already at SFU? Want to Volunteer as a mentor?

As a mentor, you'll be one of the first friends your incoming students will make. Through this mentorship you'll provide guidance and help a new graduate student transition smoothly to their new home at SFU, all while meeting other mentors who are graduate students just like you! 

As a graduate student who has experienced the transition to SFU yourself, the mentorship program will not only allow you to help new graduate students, but also introduce you to other current students. The GCMP is great way for volunteers to meet fellow graduate students in different faculties and research labs and expand their social network. As part of the program, the GCMP will host multiple fun social events and acitivities that will allow you to discover SFU, and the lower mainland.

How do I apply? 

Apply through myInvolvement:
1. Login and select "Opportunities" on the left panel
2. Select "Getting Involved: Current Opportunities"
3. Search for a position by its corresponding job ID (4972) in the
"Search by Opportunity ID" text box

Got questions or concerns? 

Email the Global Community Program Coordinator, Michelle, at gcmp@sfu.ca 

Past Events 

In the past, GCGP mentors and team leads have hosted a variety of events that engaged different interest groups. We're proud to support GCGP particpants' ideas, and bring their activity goals to life to create a mosaic of events that everyone can enjoy!