King’s International Peer Guide Position, 2020-2021

Objective:

Designed to assist international and exchange students new to King’s with adjustment to university life and Canadian culture.

Time Commitment:

Peer guides commit to spending one to two hours per week throughout the fall term and stay in touch during the winter term. There is also an opportunity to sign up for more peers during the second semester.

Training:

Approximately 4 days (see below for details). Peer Guides must attend training dates.
Team meetings: once a month from September – November.

Responsibilities:
  1. Act as a guide to 2 – 5 new international and exchange students and assist in their adjustment to King’s University College and Canadian culture
  2. Attend and volunteer with King’s International events throughout the year
  3. Maintain regular weekly contact with peers in person or via email, text, or social media
  4. Organize bi-weekly events with peers on an individual basis or as a group
  5. Attend mandatory training and peer guide meetings
  6. Submit peer guide reports on a monthly basis.
Qualifications:

We are looking for responsible individuals who can demonstrate the following:

  • Cross-cultural competency, understanding, and sensitivity
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Time management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and interpersonal relations
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and dependability
Benefits:
  • A chance to develop your cross-cultural skills and understanding
  • Opportunity to form international connections and diverse friendship networks
  • A new global perspective through cross-cultural exchange
  • Invited to all King’s International programming events including holiday celebrations and out of town excursions
  • Recognition through the Co-Curricular Record and the Global and Intercultural Engagement Honour
  • Letter of recommendation available upon request
    Mandatory Training:

    Peer Guides must be able to attend training sessions.

    • Peer Guide Spring Training: Friday, April 3rd, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm
    • Student Leader Training: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 – Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
    • Peer Guide Team Bonding Session: Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm
    • Peer Guide Team Meetings: 2 - 3 pm on September 25th,October 16th, and November 20th
    How to Apply:

    Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to thank everyone who applied to get involved with our programming. Please check back in February, 2021 to apply for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have any questions about this position, please email our International Program Coordinator at Olivia.Yusuf@kings.uwo.ca