The Programs Abroad Diversity Peer Mentor Program allows prospective education abroad students to form meaningful connections and relationships with education abroad alumni. The purpose of this program is to ease the prospective student’s transition from the application process to studying abroad with the help of a mentor.
Our goal is to assist students from diverse student populations in achieving the best education abroad experience possible by allowing them access to mentorship from a programs abroad alum of a similar background and/or identity. Through this program, we hope to increase awareness of diversity related issues within education abroad as well as to create an environment that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion.
Interested in being a mentee?
- Mentees will be paired with mentors through an online application.
- You may select from the following categories of diversity to be matched with a mentor:
- Spirituality or religious affiliation
- Physical disability
- Mental health/learning disability
- First generation college student
- High financial need
- Non-traditional student
- International student
- Mentees and mentors will chat and meet informally throughout the semester
Interested in being a mentor?
Mentors will be expected to:
- Mentor between 2-4 students throughout the semester
- Connect with prospective students at events and tabling (Programs Abroad Fair is mandatory)
- Connect informally with mentees throughout the semester
- Attend mandatory training and meetings throughout the semester
- Complete a minimum of 20 service hours a semester (hours spent at meetings and tabling events count)
- Serve on a committee that will meet and discuss ideas and implementation