MUN Mentors

The MUN Mentors program aims to ease the transition process for new international students while also engaging current students at Memorial in an intercultural volunteer initiative. It accomplishes this goal by matching current students with new international students throughout their first semester at Memorial.

Mentees are able to ask pre-arrival questions, feel supported in navigating St. John’s and Memorial culture, and gain tips for being successful inside and outside of the classroom. Mentors are able to share their knowledge of living and studying here and develop strong leadership skills. The MUN Mentors program matches Mentees and Mentors across cultures thereby allowing every participant to learn about a culture other than their own and work to develop effective intercultural communication skills. To learn more about this unique program please click on the buttons below.

Information for Mentors

If you are looking for a unique volunteer opportunity in which you make you a lasting impact on others, you should consider becoming a Mentor to a new international student.

As a Mentor you will:

  • connect with your Mentee prior to his or her arrival and answer any questions regarding life at Memorial or in St. John’s
  • introduce your Mentee to campus and act as a “go-to-person” throughout the duration of the semester
  • help your Mentee become involved in campus and community events
  • discuss your Mentee’s concerns and challenges and, when necessary, refer him or her to the appropriate services on campus
  • participate in social activities with your Mentee and other participants (including events organized by MUN Mentors)
  • provide a friendly and familiar face around campus and in St. John’s and be part of a truly meaningful volunteer experience
  • learn about a new culture, attend training and workshops, and complete reports and evaluations as necessary

To be eligible you must:

  • have completed at least two terms at Memorial
  • have a cumulative GPA of over 2.5
  • submit the application by the indicated deadline
  • attend an interview with the program coordinator
  • be available to attend training sessions in the semester prior to your first participation
  • commit a minimum of 10 hours per month to the program (including meeting and administrative time)

We are currently recruiting mentors for winter 2017 semester. To apply please visit

month to the program (including meeting and administrative time)

We are currentlyrecruiting mentors for Winter 2017 semester. To

apply,please visit https://crm.stuaff.mun.ca/events/eventsign.htm (please find the MUN Mentor Program—Mentor application).

If you would like more information about this exciting program please contact:

Ying Zhang
International Student Coordinator (Transitions)
(P): (709) 864-8167
(E): yingz@mun.ca

 

Information for Mentees

For Mentee Application form click here.

 

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