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

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

New international students AND returning domestic and international students can apply to be a friend by Wednesday September 17, 2014.

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

Mentors

We are not currently recruiting for mentors. Please check back in November 2014.

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.  

 

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