Connect with a Peer

Connect with a peer to address your concerns about student life in Canada. Peers are upper year students available to support you, as you learn to navigate the culture, services, and social elements of your new home in Ottawa and Carleton University.

Group Mentorship

Group mentorship sessions are a great place to make new friends and learn more about Canadian culture and society. Sessions run weekly during the academic year (no sessions over the fall and winter breaks). You can attend all or just some sessions, which are all open to all international students including undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students.

Winter 2020 sessions will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the ISSO Lounge (128 University Centre).

The Winter 2020 topics include:

  • Canadian Culture
  • Living Independently
  • Homesickness
  • Academic Success
  • Gaining Work Experience
  • Sharing About Your Culture and Home
  • Making Community Connections
  • Managing Everyday Stress
  • Preparing for Exams

First Year Connections (FYC)(Fall-term Only)

First year undergraduate international students can request a FYC Mentor for support during their first few weeks at Carleton. A FYC Mentor can help you adjust to your new surroundings, become connected to the campus, and focus on your academic success and personal growth.  More details on this program can be found here.

The Mentorship Network (offered through the Student Experience Office)

This program connect Peer Mentors and Mentees across the Carleton campus through mentoring relationships. You can find more information on this program here.