Friends Without Borders
Friends Without Borders (FWB) is a new UFV International program that provides an opportunity for all UFV students, new and returning, domestic, and international, to share their cultures and learn from each other.
What is the role of a friend?
New and returning domestic and returning international students AND new international students can apply to be a Friend. Friends will learn new cultural perspectives by connecting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. They will improve their communication skills across cultures.
Returning domestic and international students will learn new cultural perspectives by connecting with friends from diverse cultural backgrounds. They will improve their communication skills across cultures.
New international students will benefit by receiving support towards a successful transition and integration in their new environment. They will experience Canadian culture, develop friendships, and improve their language skills.
Apply to be a Friend
All students must apply to be a friend by Friday May 8 2015.
Please fill out the FWB application, and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to the UFV International in room B223.
We are not currently recruiting for mentors. Please check back in September 2015.
What is the role of a mentor?
Domestic and returning international students can apply to be a Mentor. Mentors are required to have participated in FWB for more than one semester, and Mentors will play a leadership role in the Friends Without Borders (FWB) program, planning and coordinating the FWB weekly meetings in the Global Lounge. Mentors will be matched with four or more Friends to provide assistance, guidance, and support in the new cultural interactions between Friends.