MUN Mentors

Are you interested in a unique volunteer opportunity? Be a Mentor!

As part of MUN Mentors, new international students are matched with senior students already attending Memorial University.The Fall 2018 Mentor Application can be found here. Please look through the list of events for the MUN Mentors Program - Mentor Application.

The MUN Mentors program aims to ease the transition process for new international students while also engaging current students in an intercultural volunteer initiative. It accomplishes this goal by matching current students with new international students throughout their first semester at Memorial. MUN Mentors matches students across cultures allowing every participant to learn about a culture other than their own and work to develop effective intercultural communication skills.

Why be a Mentor?

  • Become friends with someone from a different part of the world
  • Become more engaged in campus life and in the city of St. John’s
  • Develop strong leadership, mentorship, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Increase your own intercultural competence
  • Have the opportunity to teach another student about your own culture
  • Make a difference

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
  • Attend an interview with the coordinator in mid March
  • Be available to attend a training session in March or April
  • Dedicate minimum of 10 hours per month in the Fall 2018 semester for individual and group meetings and events
  • Attend an interview with the program coordinator
  • Attend training sessions in the semester prior to 1st participation

If you would like more information about this exciting program please e-mail Cristina Fabretto: fabretto@mun.ca

Contact

Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000