International Orientation Leader Application

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

  • Volunteering during International Orientation (September 2 - September 8)
  • Communicating with incoming freshmen via email approximately once a week and attending the International Connections Dinner on Wednesday of first week.
  • Being willing and able to get to know and support  new international students in formal and informal settings.
  • Answering any questions about curricular and co-curricular options at Lawrence.
  • Referring students to the ISS Office if needed.
  • Completing the alcohol awareness on-line training (if you have not already) so you can support incoming freshmen who are required to take the training. 
  • Completing sexual assault awareness on-line training (if you have not already) so you can support and refer to appropriate resources during your mentoring duties.

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International Connection & Orientation Volunteer

International Student Services seeks 7-10 upper class students to serve as International Orientation Leaders and Summer International Connection mentors.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2019.

Orientation week:  Selected candidates will serve as a student leader during international orientation (September 2 ~ September 9),  The international orientation leader helps new international students adjust to campus, learn about resources, and help to facilitate the orientation program.  In addition, orientation leaders serve as a source of information about  campus, learning about the United States and Appleton, Wisconsin, and learning how to navigate curricular and co-curricular options at Lawrence University.

During the summer:  New students will communicate with 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 (Wednesday, September 13).  It is expected mentors will contact their mentees every other week and as needed.

First week:  Attend and facilitate the "International Connections Dinner" during First Week (Wednesday, September 13) at 5 p.m.

Compensation:  Volunteer position (unpaid), volunteer hours on co-curricular record.  Room and board will be provided between September 2 - September 8.

Arrival date:  Must arrive to campus on September 1 or 2.

Expected workload and time commitment: Approximately 40 hours/week between September 2 ~ 8.  Arrival September 1 or September 2.  Dinner on September 13.