Lakehead University International Peer Mentor Program
What is the Peer Mentor Program?
Lakehead International Peer Mentor Program (PMP) pairs up a small group of new Lakehead students with two experienced domestic or international students. Your Peer Mentors will guide you through your new semester at Lakehead University, and provide you with important advice about academics, campus resources, and life in Thunder Bay or Orillia and Canada. This program is completely free with just a teeny tiny ticket price for just a few events!
What does a Mentor do?
Peer Mentors have the responsibility to provide guidance, assistance, and social support for a small group of new international students over the course of the semester. They act as guides and friends to their students and work to ease their transition and orient them to their new academic and cultural environment. As a Peer Mentor, you will participate in activities like...
|Peer Mentors, where possible, will greet their Mentees when they arrive at the airport, to be the first face the new international student sees when they arrive in Canada.|
|Peer Mentors will facilitate socialization amongst their groups and provide ongoing advice and guidance to their Mentees. They will also encourage their students to participate in social events and activities organized by Lakehead University International office as well as events happening on-campus.|
|Initially, Peer Mentors will help their Mentees to become acquainted with the university campus and its services, as well as the various community, supports (banks, cell-phone companies, grocery stores, etc.).|
|Peer Mentors are also responsible for hosting and organizing an event or activity for their students twice a month. In the first month, there should be a once per week group meeting. In the second, third and fourth months, meetings can be bi-weekly.|
Frequently Asked Questions
|How do I apply?|
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, our application is open on May 2022.
|What are the qualifications and requirements?|
Required Experience & Skills
|What are the benefits of becoming a Peer Mentor?|
|How much time do I need to commit?|
|The busiest time for a Peer Mentor will be the beginning of the semester, and responsibilities will gradually ease as new international students become increasingly accustomed to their new environment towards the end of the semester. The Peer Mentor position requires a commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per week. This time can be spent corresponding, or meeting with students over coffee, attending Peer Mentor events and providing general guidance.|
|Who should I contact in regard to Peer Mentor Program?|
Cilvius (Yau Sheng) Chin
How to apply as a Mentee?
Are you new to Lakehead University and the City of Thunder Bay or Orillia?
The Lakehead International Peer Mentor Program (PMP) is here for you!
PMP pairs up a small group of new Lakehead students with two experienced domestic or international students. Your Peer Mentors will guide you through your new semester at Lakehead University, and provide you with important advice about academics, campus resources, and life in Thunder Bay and Canada. This program is completely free with just a teeny tiny ticket price for just a few events!
If you are interested in signing up for the Lakehead International Peer Mentor Program, our registration will be open in Fall 2022.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you were a part of the PMP previously then you cannot sign up for the program again. A student can be part of the Peer Mentor program only once at the beginning of their studies at Lakehead University. No exceptions will be made.