ISS is available virtually and in-person Mondays-Fridays during business hours.

Step 2: Register for online Buddy Volunteer Training

Training slots for Fall 2022/Winter 2023 buddy volunteers 

Date  Time Location Registration
October 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online (Zoom) Register here
November 15, 2022 7 pm - 8 pm Online (Zoom) Register here
December 2, 2022 4 pm - 5 pm Online (Zoom) Register here

**If you cannot attend the live Buddy training, please watch the recording and fill out a short quiz to become eligible for a match. 


This 1-hour training webinar is designed to help you:Volunteer

  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a Buddy Volunteer
  • Identify and appreciate culturally-influenced communication styles
  • Engage in culturally sensitive and respectful dialogue with new international students
  • Identify ways to facilitate the new student's transition to McGill and Montreal
  • Refer students to resources that can answer their questions about specific topics
  • Understand the importance of respecting student privacy and confidentiality
  • Identify ways in which the experience will benefit your own development

*ET = Eastern Time (find the equivalent time in another time zone)

Every webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session to answer any question you might have about the McGill International Buddy Program

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