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Are you interested in helping International Students?!

Are you struggling academically or already on Academic Probation?  The Bounce Back program is designed for you!


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For more information about the courses or services we provide, or this website, please contact us by mail, email, or phone.

Telephone:  705-945-8165

                       Skype phone: cooperrobert1. 

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Postal address:  768 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A2N1, Canada

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Are you interested in helping International Students?!

The International Student Outreach Department is looking for volunteers (mentors)!

The Algoma Student Ambassador Program (ASAP) is a mentoring program for newly arriving international students. A Student Ambassador's main role is to help students from foreign countries adjust to Canadian culture and become familiar with their new academic and social setting at Algoma University.        

Who can be a Student Ambassador (SA)?
- any registered domestic or international student who has studied at Algoma University for at least one year
- someone with a familiarity of the AU campus
- has excellent interpersonal skills and public relations skills
- has demonstrated leadership experience and/or community development
- has a cross cultural sensitivity
- is able to balance the demands of being an academic student with the responsibilities of ASAP

What do you do as a Student Ambassador?
- commit to at least 8 hours a month to be with your mentee(s)
- help your mentee(s) when they have problems and/or questions
- direct international students to appropriate staff members if you are unable to assist your mentee(s)
- bring issues pertaining to your mentee(s) to the attention of the ASAP Coordinator (Tyler Pollard) or the Ambassador Leader (Megumi Matsumoto)
- be supportive of the needs of International students
- be friendly and patient

If interested in this great opportunity, please contact
Office Location: NW302

Please fill out the attached application form.

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Are you struggling academically or already on Academic Probation?  The Bounce Back program is designed for you!



Bounce Back is an academic support program for any student who has earned an average of less than 60%.  Students who opt-in to the program (September or January) are matched with a staff member or mentor of the program.  The Bounce Back team will work individually with each participant to better understand the challenges encountered in the previous semester, develop new goals, and identify strategies to achieve these goals.

The Bounce Back program consists of several learning opportunities.  For students who sign a contract and participate fully, there will be the chance to win either an iPad or a $350 book credit at the bookstore (student chooses which one they would like)! Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 students who improve their GPA the most from the previous full-time semester, as determined by the Registrar’s Office,  and have completed all of the requirements.   For students that complete all of the listed requirements, without exception, their names will be entered into a random draw to win either an iPad or $350.00 book credit (student chooses which they would like).  The requirements are:

        Meet with an Academic Advisor

        Attend a Writing Lab or Math Lab session (depending on program)

        Attend a “Lunch and Learn” workshop featuring a motivational speaker (date TBA)

        Attend 3 out of 5 Student Success Workshops:

o   Organization and Time Management

o   Note Taking

o   Textbook Reading

o   Study Skills

o   Creating Power Point Presentations

 If you are interested in the Bounce Back program, please Raquel Lehto or Melissa Ouimette or email

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