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IS Mentor Program

International Student Mentor Program (ISMP) 

Goals of the Program:

  • Foster intercultural exchange between students
  • Connect international students to the SDSU community and familiarize them with SDSU resources
  • Assist with international students’ cultural and academic transition to life at SDSU and San Diego 

As part of a support team, the IS Mentors encourage first year international students (mentees) to embrace their new learning environment, while recognizing the importance of overcoming the diverse challenges and demand of college life in order to successfully pursue their academic goals. 

Benefits of becoming a mentor

  • Increase Cultural Competency: Learn from your mentee about their country and culture.
  • Create a meaningful friendship
  • Make a lasting impact on an international student
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion (if all requirements are met)
  • Build your resume

Benefits of becoming a mentee

  • Connect with a current SDSU student who can help you transition to life in the U.S. and SDSU
  • Create a meaningful friendship
  • Opportunity to share your culture and contribute to the internalization of the campus
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion (if all requirements are met)

Mentor Eligibility:

International and domestic students that have been at SDSU for at least 1 academic school year. Undergraduate students will be given priority.

Do you want to become a Mentee? 

All new undergraduate international students who would appreciate the guidance and support of an experienced SDSU student are eligible.

For more information on the program for mentors and mentees, click here

Interested in mentoring an International Student?

Apply to be a mentor!

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Priority Deadline to Apply: December 15, 2022

Do you want a mentor to help guide you during your time at SDSU? 

Apply to be a Mentee!

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Deadline to Apply: January 3rd, 2023

Contact Katherine Duong

Our staff

Alison Peppers, ISC Mentor Coordinator
(619) 594-1977

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