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!
Hi, my name is Stefany and I am currently in the International Business Management graduate program here at NC. I have experience living with a Homestay, and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. I am here to help you in your transition to Canada. Welcome to Niagara College!
Hello everyone, My name is Larissa. I'm a PAL Mentor for the second time. I did it once before, I loved it, and now I'm doing it again! I'm in the BA- Marketing program, located in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. I've been there in your position before, and now I want to help you to make your transition to NC and Canada easier. I look forward to chatting with you guys and meeting you at orientation!
Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Youjin and I am currently in the Early Childhood Education program here at NC. I have experience living with a Homestay, and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. When I first came to Canada, I felt uneasy and anxious. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Welcome to Niagara College. My name is Bao, and I come from Vietnam. I am currently in EAP program at NC. I have experience living in a Homestay, and know what it's like to live in Canada. Let me help you to adapt to life in Canada easier. I hope to talk to you soon.
Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Komal and I am currently in the Engineering program here at NC. I have experience living in a rental and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. We've been there and we've handled that with the amazing helping tools that the college provided to us. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Hello everyone, welcome to Niagara College. I am currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program. I have been here from December of 2016. When I arrived here I was puzzled and faced a lot of difficulties and looked for help. I decided to be a PAL Mentor to help you guys to transition to this new culture. This is my second time working as a PAL Mentor. I am looking forward to meet you. Welcome to Canada.
Hello friends, I am Jaspreet Singh, a mechanical engineering technician student at Niagara College. I came to Canada at the end of December 2016. At that time I was worrying about how to manage everything because I don't know who I need to talk to. Trust me, its hard to adjust to any new place but PAL mentors at Niagara College helped me to understand all the things that makes life easy in Canada. That's why I decided to become a PAL mentor for this coming term, to guide you and make your life easier and happier in Niagara College and in Canada. I'm excited to meet you. Good luck😊
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."
"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."
"It's a great opportunity to make new friends from different countries."
"The PAL Mentor Program keeps improving and it's helping new students even more than before. Every time it's like a new experience as a Mentor, you get all excited with the new mentees and can't wait to meet them and see them doing well in their new life. For the new students, it feels great to be able to count on someone, to have someone to ask questions to, and to have someone giving you some guidance, even more when it's by a person that was in your place before. I strongly recommend the PAL Mentor program!"
"It was a great and a memorable experience. It's an awesome opportunity to make a lot of new friends. I hope I can volunteer again!"
"It was a great experience for me all around."