Build your cross-cultural skills – get involved with ELI!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cross-cultural awareness is an important skill to compete in a globalized workforce, as employers understand that internationalization is a large factor in the success of many companies.

Renison English Language Institute is currently recruiting UWaterloo students to get involved in building their cross-cultural skills, and encouraging them to become global thinkers through three student leadership opportunities.

iBASE Rep Peer Helper – Volunteer Opportunity

BASE Rep Team at Student Life Centre eventAs an iBASE Rep Peer Helper, you will support English Language Learner students on a volunteer committee (called the iBASE Rep Committee). The Peer Helpers will attend weekly meetings to support these students in developing their language, presentation, facilitation, and cross-cultural skills while organizing a campus-wide event.

This is a great opportunity for you if you want to build your experience in event management while helping English Language Learners learn about presentation and facilitation skills in a North American context.

Registration closes on Friday, June 22 at 11:30 p.m.
» Learn more and apply for this opportunity on LEADS

BASE peer helpers at an event displayiBASE Residence Don – Paid Leadership Opportunity

As an iBASE Residence Don, you will support students in the Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) program, one of UWaterloo’s English language foundation programs. You will help students in building strategies for academic and personal success by facilitating peer coaching, leading social/cultural student development programming, and building connections with students.

This is a great opportunity for you if you are an upper-year undergraduate student with a strong knowledge of campus services and resources; student leadership experience; and a good understanding of the first-year international student experience. This position has a strong emphasis on leading and implementing co-curricular activities several days per week, and requires exceptional event planning skills.

» Registration closed on May 23.

International Social Volunteer – Volunteer Opportunity

As an International Social Volunteer, you will support international BASE peer leaders at a social event with BASE studentsstudents who visit Canada during June, July and August as part of Renison’s English For Success (EFS) and Renison International Office (RIO) programs. The EFS & RIO programs focus on building confidence in English communication and presentation skills, as well as discovering the six different Faculties that the University of Waterloo has to offer.

This is a great opportunity for you if you want to help students develop their language skills by attending planned social activities with the EFS & RIO students each week. Potential events you could attend include bonfires, bowling, talent shows, karaoke, campus tours, etc.

» Registration closed on May 25.

If you have questions about these student leadership opportunities, please contact:
Ryan Connell
Student Experience Coordinator, Renison English Language Institute
ryan.connell@uwaterloo.ca | Room 1930, Renison University College

About the Renison English Language Institute

The Renison English Language Institute (Renison ELI) has offered high quality English as a second language (ESL) programs and courses since 1970. We welcome more than 1000 students each year to Renison University College.

We are also proud to be the official ESL provider of the University of Waterloo, ranked Canada’s most innovative university for 22 years in a row.

Housed within Renison ELI are the English Language Centre (ELC) and English Language Studies (ELS). We invite you to explore our programs and courses, and look forward to welcoming you to the Renison community.

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