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International Mentorship Program

The International Mentorship Program (IMP) is designed to pair international students with members of the local community. Most often, our mentors are recruited in partnership with our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Our mentors become great resources and advocates as they assist international students get connected to the local community.

Together, the mentors and international students will meet after class for casual conversation based around topics of culture, current events, community involvement, and much more. In the meantime, the international students are developing their communication skills in this co-curricular experience.

While we strive towards creating a valuable and meaningful semester-based program, we also encourage that relationships extend beyond time and across borders. In fact, one of the greatest aspects of this program are the relationships that blossom beyond the designated weekly meeting time.

                   Spring 2016 Group Photo

Spring 2017 International Mentorship Program Volunteer Application

For any questions regarding this program, or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Brooke Coutteau (bcoutteau@csusm.edu).

Spring 2017 Program Dates

Monday Schedule

Student Orientation: February 13th from 2:30-3:30 PM
Volunteer Orientation: February 20th from 1:15-2:15 PM

Sessions: February 20th through April 10th from 2:30-3:30 PM (no meeting March 20th)

Wednesday Schedule

Student Orientation: February 15th from 2:30-3:30 PM
Volunteer Orientation: February 22nd from 1:15-2:15 PM

Sessions: February 22nd through April 12th from 2:30-3:30 PM (no meeting March 22nd)