The International Mentorship program pairs BCIT School of Business students as mentors with one or more international exchange students for a semester (5-months) to assist them with their transition to life at BCIT and Canada. The goal of the program is to increase cross-cultural sharing, learn new skills, and build connections.
There are two (2) intakes each academic year: in the fall semester (August to November) and in the winter semester (December to April).
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*Please note that currently, we are only accepting full-time and part-time student applicants from the School of Business.
At this time, the International Mentorship Program is for School of Business students only.
Through the program, international exchange students in the School of Business are welcomed to BCIT and Canada as incoming mentees by a peer mentor. Benefits of being a mentee include:
BCIT School of Business students will be matched as mentors with one or more international exchange student for a semester and will be introduced to their mentee(s) via email prior to the exchange student’s arrival in Canada. Upon their arrival, the mentor will meet with their mentee in person during their first week in Canada. The mentor must then be committed to continued communication with the new student(s) through email, messaging, in-person and monthly meetups for the duration of the program. Mentors are trained to respond to routine questions a mentee might have. Mandatory mentor training will take place before the introduction between mentee(s) and mentor and will include topics on:
Benefits of being a peer mentor: