College faculty are on strike as of 12:01 am on Monday,
October 16. All academic and apprenticeship programs are
suspended and classes are cancelled. Campuses and
non-academic services remain
here for important information regarding college
operations during the strike.
The PAL (Pre-Arrival Link) Mentor
program is designed to assist incoming international
students with their transition to student life in
Canada. New students can choose a Mentor from the list
below for guidance and advice. All of our PAL Mentors have
previously experienced moving to Canada and becoming a
Niagara College student, and understand the worries you
might have and the struggles you might be facing. Get to
know our Mentors by reading their biographies below. Let
us be your guide!
What people are saying about the PAL Mentor Program
"Helping new students was a very good experience. Not long ago I was in the same situation as them. Most students arrive here without knowing anyone, from places where the culture is very different, and all this can be scary at first. Everything is new and different, and having someone to count on makes all that easier. I felt that I really helped my mentees, and I am glad that I was able to do that. The PAL Mentor program makes a positive difference in the new arrival students' life."
—Larissa L., PAL Mentor
"My PAL Mentor program experience was awesome, from training until orientation. I got the opportunity to meet international students and I like to send them emails; when they answer back it's amazing. I totally enjoyed orientation."
—Aishwarya M., PAL Mentor
"It's a great opportunity to make new friends from different countries."
—Askhat Z., PAL Mentor
"I enjoyed my time in this program. I met new people and shared my Niagara College experience with them. I met students from different countries, and most importantly I made many new friends."
—Anterdeep S., PAL Mentor
"I was glad to meet and help many new students. I hope I can become a volunteer again."
—Huyen H., PAL Mentor
"It was a great experience for me all around."
—Parav S., PAL Mentor