International Student Services

International Student Mentor Program

International Student Mentor Program

Mission

The International Student Mentor (ISM) Program helps ease the adjustment process of incoming international students during their first quarter and encourages their successful academic and social transition into the UW Bothell community.  The program pairs new international students with a current UWB international or domestic student mentor who is responsible for providing the new students with information and support, connecting them with campus resources, and helping them engage through various social activities and events.

Program Goals

  • Help new international students form connections with their peers on campus.
  • Introduce new international students to campus resources that will help them be successful at UW Bothell.
  • Encourage new international students to get involved on campus and explore the Bothell/Seattle area.
  • Provide mentors with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and engage with the international community at UW Bothell.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the program work?

The program pairs new international students with a current UWB international or domestic student mentor, based on their academic and personal interests.  Mentors help welcome the new international students into the UW Bothell community by providing them with information and support, connecting them with campus resources, and helping them engage through various social activities and events.

What will I do with my mentor or mentee?

You and your mentor/mentee will meet at least 3 times during the quarter, but what you do is up to you!  Possible activities include meeting for coffee, studying together, or attending campus events.  Mentors wants their mentees to be successful at UW Bothell, so mentees can come to them with any questions they have about being a college student in the United States.

When will I find out who my mentor or mentee is?

Once International Student Services receives your application, we will match you with a mentor/mentee based on the information you provide.  ISS will email you to let you know who your mentor/mentee is and to invite you to a party where new students will get to meet their mentors. 

Who should I talk to if I still have questions?

If you have any questions about the application process or about the International Student Mentor Program, contact Krista Garg or Lisa Jacobson in International Student Services at iss@uwb.edu.

New students

Would you like to have a mentor your first quarter at UWB?


Fill out an short survey

Continuing students (international and American)

Would you like to be a mentor for one or more incoming international students?

Fill out an application!