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Connect with other new BCIT students & get a chance to learn from a BCIT student mentor!

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We are pleased to offer International Peer Mentoring during the Fall and Winter terms to help new international students transition to life at BCIT and make important social connections. In this program, each International Peer Mentor will provide guidance and support to a small group of new international students throughout the first two months of the term.

Please view the International Peer Mentoring Program Schedule [PDF] for more details.

This program is partnered with the BCIT Student Association.

Who is this program for?

The International Peer Mentoring program is currently available for international students enrolled in a full-time or part-time program during their first term at BCIT.

Registrations are currently being accepted for the Fall 2020 term. To register, please send an email to international.mentoring@bcit.ca with your name and BCIT student number.

Please note that capacity is limited and space will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Volunteer as an International peer mentor

Continuing BCIT students in full-time programs may apply to volunteer as International Peer Mentors. It’s a unique opportunity to volunteer in a leadership role within the BCIT community and to make a real difference in the lives of new international students – all while having a lot of fun and enjoying fantastic benefits!

Please see the International Peer Mentoring Volunteer Position Description [PDF] for more information.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2020 term. To apply to become an International Peer Mentor, please send an email to please send an email to international.mentoring@bcit.ca with:

  1. Your name
  2. Your BCIT student number
  3. A brief explanation of why you would like to serve as an International Peer Mentor (maximum 100 words