Mentorship Program

International Mentorship Program

The International Mentorship Program aims to ease the transition of incoming international freshmen into the UCSC campus community by connecting them to campus resources, engaging them in activities, and offering a support system as they navigate cultural, academic, and social challenges. We pair new international students (Mentees) with trained Peer Mentors, who are knowledgable and experienced UCSC students. The program also helps Peer Mentors develop leadership, intercultural communication, and professional skills that are transferable to their future career endeavors.

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What does the program offer?

  • An "insider's guide" and an instant connection to UCSC for new international students
  • Small "Mentor Family" get togethers, where Mentors and Mentees really get to know one another
  • Monthly community activites such as movie nights, study groups, dinners, and exploring downtown Santa Cruz
  • Larger quarterly events such as our fall Welcome Kick Off Event
  • Day trips to San Francisco and Monterey
  • An opportunity for personal and professional growth

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