Become a College of Arts & Humanities International Student Mentor
Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world?
Come and join the team as an International Student Mentor to one of our many visiting students!
The College of Arts & Humanities International Mentor Programme is your chance to help visiting students settle into life at Glasgow. Adjusting to a different cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. Visiting students at the University often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first few weeks on campus. The Mentor Programme aims to help them begin a smooth transition.
International Student Mentors are University of Glasgow undergraduate (years 2–4) students, who help international students to feel at home in Glasgow, for instance, by exploring Scotland together, socializing on weekends and by helping them meet new friends and settle in.
For Glasgow students, this is an enjoyable way to make new, international friends and to develop your interpersonal skills and graduate attributes.
Your participation in the Mentor Programme will also be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
Why become a mentor?
- Be a UofG cultural ambassador to students from all over the world
- Gain insights on different cultural values and world views
- Training opportunities
- Invitation to social events
- Enhance your CV
- Certificate of participation.
How to apply
Applications have now opened for the 2023-24 academic year. Please fill in our survey by Monday, 28th August. If you would like to apply as a Lead Mentor, please reply to the survey by Monday, 21st August, and send us a recent CV at email@example.com.
- Join our closed Facebook group
- Attend an information/training session in September and meet fellow mentors
- Contact your assigned visiting students via email and provide information about campus life at the University of Glasgow.
- Meeting your assigned visiting student(s) in person after their arrival is optional but encouraged.
- Keep a communication diary to log your contact with your mentee(s).
Lead Mentors are additionally expected to take lead in organising or co-organising a minimum of two events each, such as coffee meetings, tours around campus, pub quizzes, day trips, and other events to help international visiting students adjust to live in the UK and make friends.
Current University of Glasgow student (Years 2–4)
- Effective communication skills
- An interest in helping people
- Respect to religious, political, sexual orientation and cultural differences.
Duration of the programme
1 semester or a full academic year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!