Getting Involved

Domestic and international students, this section is for you!

Taking part in co-curricular programs, clubs, events, activities or sports enhances your learning experience. Durham College offers many fun opportunities to get involved and make new friends.

International Volunteers

Become a Volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities available to you at Durham College or in the region. Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your campus or community, and can also help you gain valuable skills that will serve you well in your part-time job search. Learn more


Every third week of November, organizations around the world celebrate International Education Week (IEW). Celebrated globally since 2000, IEW provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of internationalization efforts worldwide. Learn more



The Peer Mentor Program provides welcoming mentorship opportunities to first semester international students by matching first semester students with an upper year mentor, who acts as a resource to answer questions, connects mentees with campus resources and services, and offers social support to ease students’ transition to Durham College. Learn more

Mother Language Festival


The International Education office offers a number of events, activities and workshops each semester to help you navigate the student experience and have fun while doing so. Check the International Events Calendar for details. Learn more

Home away from home

Home Away from Home pairs international students with host DC faculty and staff for one or more traditional events over the holiday season. This allows international students to participate in one of Canada’s most celebrated cultural holidays, as well as feel a little warmth of home during a time when students may be missing family even more. Learn more