Global Community Mentorship Program
(formerly known as International Mentorship Program)
The Global Community Mentorship Program (GCMP) is a student-led volunteer program that connects new students with current SFU students. Our mission is to provide students with enriching cultural experiences, support their transition to Canadian life and introduce them to the SFU community.
MENTOR APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Apply through MyInvolvement
Undergraduate Mentor Positions - Job ID: 4912
Graudate Mentor Positions - Job ID: 4913
Applications for being a mentor for 2019 - 2020 is now open!
Applications to request a mentor for Fall 2019 will open in Summer 2019.
Meet the Team
Reem Mustafa - Coordinator
Hey everyone! I'm super excited to be the coordinator for the Global Community Mentorship Program this year. A little over four years ago I moved half way across the world to start my new life here at SFU. Depsite being overwhelmed at first, I am now proud to call SFU my home. Through the GCMP I hope to help as many incoming students, with their transition to their new home and familiarize them with SFU's resources, as possible! I look forward to building an incredible, intercultural community with you and hope to see you soon!
Marina Kadiru - Team Lead
Linda Zhao - Team Lead
A new year, and a new start! Hi everyone, words cannot explain how excited I am to be one of the team lead for the Global Community Mentorship Program this year. I came to Canada when I was 12, this new environment and experience forces me to go out of my comfort zone and make friends all over the world. And today I am glad to become who I am and have a strong will to help other students to achieve their goals. I wish through GCMP I am able to help incoming students feel comfortable during their transition time, at the same time hoping all students will develop a heart to join GCMP in the future and help other incoming students. Let us together, build up this beautiful community.
Tanya Seth - Team Lead
Jozsef Varga - Team Lead
Nick Nguygen - Team Lead
How it works
New students who sign up for the program are connected with a current SFU student volunteer (these volunteers are called “mentors”). A mentor does many things, from answering questions about Canadian life to inviting new students to interesting events. Read more about mentors on our Request a Mentor page.
Initial contact occurs via email, but students are encouraged to meet with their mentors in person upon arrival in Vancouver. All students who are unfamiliar with Simon Fraser University, the city of Vancouver and the Canadian/North American lifestyle will greatly benefit from the program.
In pursuit of our mission, the Global Community Mentorship Program has a number of goals. We aim to:
- Provide transition services and support to new students
- Promote intercultural understanding and friendship between SFU students of culturally diverse backgrounds
- Provide leadership and mentorship opportunities to SFU students
- Foster a community of future leaders with broad global perspectives
- Contribute to the internationalization of the SFU community