International Peer Mentorship Program

About the Program

The International Peer Mentorship program is designed to support first term students at KPU. First term students are paired with a current student (Mentor) to help provide them with all the information they need to succeed in their first semesters! Mentors hosts events and programs so that they can meet other first-year students and find their KPU community! 
  • Mentors

They are trained to support the needs of their mentees by providing them with information about resources and support services available to all KPU students. Mentors share their experience as KPU students with their mentees and assist them in developing the skills and strategies. In addition, mentors help create community at KPU by hosting online social events for mentees in the program to connect with other first-year students. It is a great opportunity for current students at KPU to get a valuable experience and monetary compensation, while studying. 
  • Mentees

They are the first-semester international students at KPU, who will get paired up automatically with the mentor on their first semester. They will be contacted by their mentor during the first week of the classes and receive virtual support throughout the entire semester. As a mentee, make sure you reach out to your mentor if you have any questions or concerns. Join monthly social events, organized by mentors to meet new friends, play some games and more.

Should you have an International Peer Mentor (IPM):

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IPM Welcome Social

Join the IPM's New Student Welcome Social! If you're embarking on your first term at KPU as a new student, you'll have the opportunity to participate in our welcome social, which is organized by KPU International Student Life team and supported by the peer mentors. The event is typically scheduled during the first week of classes. You should receive an invitation from your mentor about a week before the event. 

Come and mingle with your fellow students, both mentors and mentees, engage in fun games, groove to music, enjoy complimentary snacks, and much more. What better way to kick off your journey at KPU than by forming meaningful connections from the very start?


Fall 2024

What: International Peer Mentor Welcome Social
When: TBD
Where: KPU Surrey 
Why: Come join us for our international peer mentor (IPM) welcome social, where you can meet your new IPM, play some fun games, win cool prizes and enjoy some treats, snacks and drinks!

For more information about flexible programming and activities open to all first-year students happening in September 2024. Keep an eye on the First Year Festival calendar for more information. 

Meet Some of Our International Peer Mentors

KPU Summer IPM
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