International & New-to-Canada Student Buddy Program Sign-Up

Five students sitting outside of W.G. Davis Building

The International Education Centre is launching a new International & New-to-Canada Student Buddy Program! In this program, incoming international students, permanent residents, new immigrants or exchange students will be paired with an upper year domestic or international student from around the world. The upper year students will serve as a guide and friend supporting incoming students as they start their new journey in Mississauga, providing them with advice on thriving at UTM!

During the summer, upper year volunteers and incoming students will be paired up before the start of school in September so you have time to connect with each other before classes begin.

Arriving in January? Not to worry. Sign up for our program on a rolling basis.

Are you an upper year student?

If you are an upper-year international or domestic student and want to become a Buddy volunteer, please fill out the form below. 

Buddy volunteer

Are you an incoming student?

If you are an international student, permanent resident, new immigrant or exchange student and want to be paired up with a Buddy volunteer, please fill out the form below. 

Incoming Buddy student

For those interested in signing up but have more questions or concerns, please email us at