What are Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors are a group of undergraduate, degree-seeking students at Notre Dame who serve as a resource and point of contact for new visiting international students. The Peer Mentoring Program is a great way to receive support for your transition to ND and adjustment to life on campus and in the United States. Peer Mentors meet with the visiting international students at least twice a month to do things like join activities together, grab lunch in the dining hall or have study groups.
Benefits of Having a Mentor:
- Begin your adventure at ND with greater confidence and self-assurance
- Meet an experienced, current ND undergraduate student and profit from their expertise about life at ND
- Get connected to useful campus resources, clubs, organizations, and events
- Find out more about social, cultural, and academic life on campus
- Make new friends!
All students will be automatically enrolled in the Peer Mentor Program and can choose to opt out once they arrive on campus.
Benefits of Being a Mentor:
- Develop leadership and mentoring skills that you can apply to your future career and educational endeavors
- Engage in intercultural experiences and strengthen your cross-cultural communication skills
- Meet students from all around the world
- Letter of Reference for active mentors
- Contribute to internationalizing and diversifying our community
- Developing long lasting friendships with peers from all around the world
- Optional early move-in available