International Connections

International Student Services seeks 7-10 upper class students to serve as International Orientation Leaders and Summer Mentors.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2017.

Selected candidates must volunteer both during International Orientation (Aug. 30 ~ Sept. 6) and serve as an international mentor (throughout the summer), facilitating communication with new students prior to arrival and during initial adjustment to campus.  New students can contact their mentors over the summer to ask any questions and will spend time with them during International Orientation and at the "International Connections Dinner" after school begins (September 13).  The international mentor can be a great source of information about adjusting to campus, learning about the United States and Appleton, Wisconsin, and learning how to navigate curricular and co-curricular options at Lawrence University.

Compensation:  Volunteer position (unpaid), room and board covered during orientation period, volunteer hours on co-curricular record

Expected workload: Approximately 30-40 hours/week during the orientation period (Aug. 30 ~ Sept. 6) and average 1-2 hours/week over summer and fall term.

Time Commitment: August 31 - September 6 (including weekend) and bi-weekly email or face-to-face check-ins during summer and fall term. 

Arrival date: August 30 or 31
(Arrival before August 30 will be charged as an early-arrival through Campus Life)

Upper class International Connection Application

Upper class students, if you are interested in serving as an International Orientation Leader and Mentor this summer and fall, please complete the following form.  Expectations of the match include:

  • Serving as an International Welcome Week Leader (August 30 - September 8, 2017) 
  • Attending the International Connections Dinner on Wednesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Being willing and able to communicate with a small group of new students over e-mail during the summer and into the fall term as they adjust to campus.
  • Answering any questions about curricular and co-curricular options at Lawrence.
  • Referring students to the ISS Office if needed.
  • Completing the "Think about It" training (if you have not already) so you can support incoming freshmen who are required to take the training. 
  • Completing Bystander Intervention Training (if you have not already) so you can support and refer to appropriate resources during your mentoring duties.

Contact internationalhouse@lawrence.edu with any questions.

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