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.
The mentee registration for Spring 2019 is now closed.
Application for being a mentor for 2019 - 2020 is now open!
Applications to request a mentor for 2019 Spring is closed. Please come back in Summer 2019 to request a mentor for 2019 Fall.
Meet the Team
Hey guys, I am Scarlett. This year, I join GCMP again with previous experiences of being a mentor. I am familiar with SFU’s resources and I would love to refer them to you. In the following year, I wish to meet more people and to learn more about everyone. Feel free to drop by and say hi!
Greetings, It is I Eric. I am an Undergrad student with a passion for exploring places and culture. As an International student far away from home, I understand most of your issues coming here. My job is to ease your transition here by providing support whenever necessary, so please do not hesitate to say Hi! I don’t bite. I am looking forward to connecting with all of you and see you all soon.
Hi everone, I am Rania. As a student with Algerian origins and who understands the need for tolerance and celebration of cultural diversity, I am eager to participate in developing an inclusive community at SFU that consists of culturally diverse students and providing students with the support, skills and resources necessary for their success at SFU.
Hi, my name is Yiwen. I am enthusiastic about volunteering and building inclusive community. With developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills from past experience, I join the Global Community Mentorship Program as a team leader in event planning and mentor-mentee relationship building.
Hi, my name is Tola. I enjoy cooking, dancing, listening to a diverse range of music and meeting new people. I am passionate about student engagement on campus. As a student who has been involved in volunteering and working at SFU for 3 years, I am familiar with the resources available on campus. Feel free to say hi!
Hi, I am Sarosha. I am a 3rd year international student at SFU. I have been involved in different volunteer positions at SFU, and I volunteered with GCMP as a team lead last year as well. I work hard to overcome the intercultural barriers between students at SFU to create a more diverse community. Feel free to contact me, and I’ll be glad to introduce different resources on campus
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