FAQ

      • Mentor FAQ

      • Who is a mentor?

        Mentors are current Capilano University students (domestic or international) who completed at least two terms at Capilano U, have gone through the interview/selection process and received a mandatory two-day training organized by the Centre for International Experience (CIE). A mentor will provide guidance to new international students during their studies, help them learn about Canadian culture and customs, and invite them to international student events to create social connections.

        Does every new international student get matched with a mentor?

        No. Each student applies voluntarily via an online Become a Mentee form.

        How was I matched with my mentees?

        You were matched with your mentees based on several criteria:

        • Your preferences and interests, as expressed during your mentor selection interview
        • Mentees' interests and hobbies, as expressed in their online form
        • Common languages spoken
        • Program area 

        How many mentees will I be matched with in total?

        Before each New International Student Orientation, you will received an email with your Mentees' contact details (if you've been matched). During the first two weeks of classes, you might receive emails with additional Mentee matches. This is because many new international students sign up to request a mentor following their New International Student Orientation. Overall, you will be matched with 1-3 mentees at a time, depending on how many requests we have received and your preference. At the very least, you will be matched with one mentee per term. If there is an opportunity for you to be matched with more than three Mentees in one semester, you will be contacted in advance and asked if you are able to support the fourth Mentee.

        I emailed/phoned my mentee two days ago but they are not responding.

        Try again. If you receive no response after a week, contact Stasa Andric, International Outreach and Events Officer.
      • Mentee FAQ

      • When can I meet my mentor?

        The first official social (Student Mixer)  for mentors and new international students is organized and hosted by the Centre of International Experience. Both you and your mentee(s) will receive invitations to this fun social. It is also your responsibility, as a mentor, to remind your mentee(s) to attend this event.

        When will I find out about who my mentor is?

        After you SIGN UP to Become a Mentee, you will hear from your mentor via email or phone, which you provided in your sign-up form.

        How can I get matched with a mentor?

        The first step is to SIGN UP to Become a Mentee. We will then match you with a mentor, based on your respective countries of origin, languages spoken, academic program and/or specific preferences, which you noted in your sign-up form.  get matched with a Peer Mentor. For example, if you are studying Business, we will do our best to match you with a mentor who is also studying Business. Other preferences will also be considered during matching.

        Why sign-up?

        • Meet new people
        • Get to know the campus community
        • Understand University processes 
        • Attend fun and meaningful events with your mentor and other new international students 

        How can my mentor support me?

        International mentors are ready to welcome you to Capilano U and to help you get adjusted to the University environment and life in Vancouver. Mentors also organize a variety of events for international students throughout the academic year.

        Who are the mentors?

        Mentors are current Capilano University students (domestic or international) who completed at least two terms at Capilano U, have gone through the interview/selection process and received a mandatory two-day training organized by the Centre for International Experience (CIE).   
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        Mentee 1

        New International Student Orientation - Spring 2015 
        Capilano University, North Vancouver Campus