York International's Global Peer Program

The Global Peer Program is designed to help new international students during their transition to life at York University and in Toronto by connecting them with upper-year students called Peer Mentors.

Benefits of Peer Mentorship

Heart hands iconPeer Mentors can offer support and information about student life at York University.
Calendar and checkmark iconOpportunity to participate in events and fun activities organized by York International.
Lightbulb iconGain leadership skills and grow your network.
People with arms up iconMake friends from around the world and build a strong global community.
If you are someone who has questions about your new life as a university student or needs help getting support and resources, then the Global Peer Program is for you! The program aims to help new students like you, connect to an upper-year mentor and help you navigate your transition into university! You will be able to meet a diverse community of experienced students, and you’ll be getting some useful tips and tricks that will help you support and access the resources at York to the fullest! Being a ‘peer’ in the peer mentor program will give you a head start in organizing your academic and social life at YorkU!
Register Here

Steps After Registration

  1. Once you have signed up, an email will be sent to you about your peer team.
  2. Peer Mentors will introduce themselves via Facebook or email. A special event will be scheduled in the beginning of September for all the new international students and peer mentors to meet each other and learn about the program.
  3. Throughout the academic year, Peer Mentors will regularly communicate with their peer team and they will assist new students with their transition by engaging them to York's vibrant campus community.

Interested in Becoming a Peer Mentor?

If you are someone who would like to be a mentor to new students and help them by sharing your experiences, then you should apply to become a Peer Mentor for the Global Peer Program! We are looking for Peer Mentors who can help be role models and help guide new students to transition into their university life! The program will help you connect with a diverse community and strengthen your leadership, personal and communication skills! You’ll be able to get in those volunteer hours while helping to strengthen the York community! Apply Here

Connect with a Peer Mentor today!