MUN Mentors Program

What is MUN Mentors?

MUN Mentors will be going virtual in Fall 2020!

The MUN Mentors Program is a peer mentorship program whereby new international students are matched with and mentored by current MUN Students throughout their first semester at Memorial.

Mentors introduce new international students to Memorial, help them develop effective study habits, make them aware of support services on campus, get them involved in campus and community events, and most of all, provide a friendly, familiar face around campus and in St. John’s.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the Become a Mentor or Become a Mentee pages. Questions regarding the MUN Mentors program may be directed to Peter Ogban at

Who can become a Mentor?

Mentor Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be beyond your first semester of study at Memorial;
  • Have good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher);
  • Be familiar with Memorial University St. John’s campus and campus supports;
  • Be committed to creating an inclusive, supportive campus environment;
  • Be available to attend monthly MUN Mentor meetings via video conferencing;
  • Be available to meet virtually (i.e. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc.) with a mentee approximately once every two weeks for the duration of their first semester.

As a MUN Mentor, you will:

  • Connect a first-term international student with Memorial’s community;
  • Share your study and life skills with each other;
  • Learn new ways of communicating across cultures.

Why Mentor?

  • Gain leadership skills;
  • Develop your communication skills;
  • Strengthen your intercultural competency;
  • Experience rich cultural diversity through a variety of fun events;
  • Meet new people and make friends!

We are currently recruiting mentors for the Winter 2021 semester. Training is self-paced and will take place online through D2L.

Who can become a Mentee?

All new, first-semester international students registered at the St. John's campus may apply for a mentor before the start of their first semester at Memorial. Both Degree-seeking and Exchange students are welcome to apply. Please note that matching is not guaranteed and will be subject to mentor availability.

We are currently recruiting mentees for the Winter 2021 semester. Interested in participating? Fill out the application form today!


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