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: May 23, 2021.

Orientation week:  Mentors will serve as a student leader during international orientation (September 1 ~ September 7).  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 15).  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 15) at 5 p.m.

Compensation:  Volunteer position (unpaid), volunteer hours on co-curricular record.  Room and board will be provided between August 30 - September 12 (two weeks).

Arrival date:  Must arrive to campus on August 30 or 31.

Expected workload and time commitment: Approximately 1-2 hours/week over summer and fall term. Required for special events happening from September 1 ~ 7.  Arrival August 30 or August 31.  Dinner on September 15.

International Mentor Application

Upper class students, if you are interested in serving as an International Orientation Leader, and arriving to campus two weeks prior to classes, please complete the following form.  Expectations of the match include:

  • Communicating with incoming freshmen via email or social media approximately once every couple weeks for the whole summer.
  • Participating during International Orientation (September 1 - September 7)
  •  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.

Contact internationalhouse@lawrence.edu with any questions.

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