Intercultural Mentorship Program
About the Program
The Intercultural Mentorship Program cultivates cross-cultural learning by pairing local students or staff with international/immigrant students to explore intercultural connections, make new friends, and receive support as you navigate your social and academic transition to Red River College.
The Mentorship Program aims to:
- Contribute to RRC’s strategic objectives to foster an integrated and globally mindful campus
- Offer friendship, guidance, and support for students as they navigate their social and academic life at RRC
- Invite students to participate in social, intercultural and academic engagements
- Build connections between international and domestic students at RRC
Intercultural communication is becoming increasingly important in today’s global environment where personal and professional success implies the ability to communicate across cultures and to draw from all perspectives, experiences and worldviews. In this program, you will have the opportunities to:
- Develop mentorship, leadership and valuable intercultural communication skills employers want
- Add to your social and professional network
- Explore Winnipeg with new eyes and maybe get free tickets to events around town
- Eligible for the Making a World of Different Award
- Have fun
Timelines and requirements:
- Program runs twice per year (Fall and Winter terms)
- 10 hours of time over a term (more time is encouraged)
- Stay connected with your partner over the term
- Open to all students, staff and faculty
- Open to all program areas
- The program is a voluntary opportunity. However, some academic programs offer the program as a service-learning graded assignment option to students.
If you are willing to be a good mentor, wanting to develop your power skills, and are available for 10 during the course of the term, then this program is for you!