International Students work with mentors to ensure success at LVC

Make New Friends

Connections can be powerful and a way to make a new environment feel like home. 

Through this program, international students can establish a mentorship bond with LVC faculty and staff that goes beyond established programs such as the Global Coffee Series, Global Education Week, and the International Food Festival.

Interested in becoming a mentee or mentor? Want to engage in conversations and mutually beneficial relationships? Please contact Caitlin Murphy '12 in the Center for Global Education at cmurphy@lvc.edu for additional details. Mentors and students will be assigned on a basis of interest, timing, and availability.


Mentorship Guidelines

For Mentees:

  • Meet 2–3 times per semester
  • Communicate interest and availability with mentor
  • Share cultural experiences as well as experiences at LVC thus far
  • Update the Center for Global Education about notable connections, celebrations, or any concerns

For Mentors:

  • Meet 2–3 times a semester
  • Invite your mentee for tea, luncheons, discussion, extracurricular activities, etc.
  • Share parts of your own international experiences, as well as American culture
  • Ask the student to share parts of their experiences, as well as their LVC experience
  • Notify the Center for Global Education of notable connections, celebrations, or any concerns
  • If interested in hosting international students in the future (during breaks), please indicate so.