INTL Mentorship Program

The INTL Mentorship Program matches emerging and experienced leaders in the Canadian international education sector. Mentors and mentees connect regularly over eight months and receive support and guidance from the INTL Mentorship Team.
The 2023 Mentorship Program is no longer accepting candidates.
  • Mentors are experienced leaders who have been involved in International Education for more than 7 years.
  • Mentees are emerging leaders have been involved in International Education for less than 7 years.
  • Members who have been involved in International Education for 4-7 years may participate as both a mentor and a mentee.
  • Available to individuals at CBIE Member Institutions.
Program structure & obligations once admitted to the program:
  • Be an active participant by supporting your Mentee through their professional and personal goals from April to November (for Mentors)
  • Connect with your Mentee/Mentor once a month (commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per month)
  • Respond to a mid-term short survey
  • Respond to a program evaluation questionnaire once your commitment is finished

Selection & Matching:

    • National representation inclusive of geography, language and sector experience will be given priority in selecting program participants
    • Matching will be conducted based on the responses within the Mentor and Mentee application

We will be happy to answer your questions about the application process.

Mentors: Contact Alyssa Szilagyi, co-lead of the mentorship team
Mentees: Contact Ignacio Dinamarca, co-lead of the mentorship team

As a professional learning community of CBIE, all activities and programming of the INTL are guided by CBIE’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Meet the 2023 INTL Mentorship Team!

Mentorship Co-Leads

Ignacio Dinamarca, Camosun College

Alyssa Szilagyi, Western University

Mentorship Team

Romina Chencheva, University of Ottawa

Fan Liu, Western University

Cecilia Rose, University of Victoria

Jan Zhao, Acsenda School of Management