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.

FWB structure

Mentors

What is the role of a mentor?

Domestic and returning international students can apply to be a Mentor. Mentors will play a leadership role in the Friends Without Borders (FWB) program. Mentors will assist in establishing communication prior to arrival with new international students including sending the FWB application, so new students can apply to be Friends and  be matched before they arrive. Mentors will be matched with four or more Friends to provide assistance, guidance, and support in the new cultural interactions between Friends.  

What are the requirements to be a mentor?

In order to be considered for a mentor role, you must:

a) Complete the application and attend an interview if short listed

b) Complete the mentor training sessions (**NEXT SESSIONS**: Level 1- March 22, 2014 and Level 2- March 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

c)  Be able to attend Fall orientation (August 25-29, 2014)

d) Be available to attend mentor meetings every two weeks (Starting September 2014)

e) Have a minimum GPA of 2.33

Apply to be a mentor

For the Fall 2014 semester, we will be selecting 10 mentors. In order to be considered for an interview, you must meet all of the critiera above and submit the mentor application by Monday March 31, 2014.

Mentor Application and email to campus.buzz@ufv.ca or return it to the UFV International in room B223 by Monday March 31, 2014. Those selected for interview will be contacted between April 2-4, 2014.

Friends 

What is the role of a friend?

Returning domestic and returning international students AND new international students can apply to be a Friend. Friends will be matched and assigned to a Mentor. 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 (Returning Students)

Returning domestic and international students must apply to be a friend by Friday April 11, 2014.

Friend Application and return by email to campus.buzz@ufv.ca or return it to the UFV International in room B223.

Apply to be a Friend (New International Students)

New UFV International students are welcome to apply to be a Friend. Please complete the Friend Application‌ and email to campus.buzz@ufv.ca as soon as possible.

 

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