Please note:

  • The deadline for applications for the Summer 2019 MASSIE program has been extended until Friday, April 26th.  
  • It is advisable to complete this application on a computer or laptop.  Formatting does not work properly on a smartphone.  
  • You must be available to attend the MASSIE conversation partner Meet and Greet on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm in order to apply.
  • If we receive more applications than the number of participants, we will be matching students based on gender preferences and similar hobbies and interests.

First name:

Last name:


 Birthday DD/MM/YY (optional):

Mount A e-mail:

 Alternate e-mail:

Phone number:


Do you plan to live: 


If on-campus, in which residence?

 If off-campus, what is your address?

Current year of study:  





Have you been formally involved with the MASSIE program before?


If yes, please describe your involvement:  


Why would you like to be a MASSIE conversation partner?

Describe any relevant skills or experience that you bring to the role.


Do you have a preference in terms of your student's gender?


If you have selected a gender preference, please explain.

The Summer MASSIE program runs for 14 weeks from May 1-August 10, 2019.  

Conversation partners are expected to meet their MASSIE student at least one hour per week, each week, for the duration of the program. If you plan to be away for a short period of time (ie. up to one week), it is possible to double up meetings either before or after the time that you will be away.

Based upon this information, please answer the following questions.

Do you foresee being able to meet your student a minimum of one hour per week, each week, for the duration of the program? (In the event you are unable to meet with your student on a regular basis, it may be necessary for the MASSIE co-ordinator to replace you as a conversation partner.) 


Do you have any personal, academic, or extracurricular commitments that may occasionally make it difficult for you to meet your student a minimum of one hour per week?


If yes, please explain: 


Do you expect to be in Sackville when the students arrive?




Is English your first language?


If no, what is your first language?


Do you speak any other languages?


If yes, what languages and at what proficiency (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?


Activities and hobbies
Please rank the following list from 1-13 in terms of your preferences (1 being your favourite thing to do and 13 being your least favourite.)

Note: if there is something you are interested in that is not on the list, please include "other" in your ranking (1-14) and specify the activity/hobby in the space provided.

Fitness (going to the gym/running/exercise)
Music (listening/singing/playing an instrument)
Participating in clubs/societies
Computer gaming
Nightlife (bar/pub/parties)
Watching TV/movies/Netflix
Sports (watching/playing)


Tell us more about the activities you prefer. The more detailed information you provide, the easier it will be for the MASSIE co-ordinator to make a potentially good match.

Please provide more detail about your top preferences.


Please provide details about any activities you particularly dislike.


Additional information

Please come up with three activities you would like to do with your conversation partner.

Describe yourself in two sentences.

Describe your ideal conversation partner in one sentence.

For matching purposes, it is useful to know if any friends or off-campus roommates have also applied to be conversation partners.