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 first year international and visiting students settle into life at Glasgow. Adjusting to a different cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. International and 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 2–5) 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 2024-25 academic year. Please fill in this form by Monday, 26th August 2024. If you would like to apply as a Lead Mentor, please complete the form by Monday, 19th August 2024, and send us a recent CV at

Role description


  • 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 undergraduate student (Years 2–5)


  • 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.

Further information

Please email if you have any questions!