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International Services

International Mentor Program

Your Journey begins here, take the first step. Be Welcomed, Be Inspired, Be Connected.

Each year International Services selects exceptional international students to lead as International Peer Mentors. Undergraduate and graduate students are selected and paired with new international student mentees. Our mentors are each unique and diverse in their own way, studying various majors and coming from countries all over the world.


The International Peer Mentor Program supports the adjustment of new students studying at Adelphi University. This program strives to provide opportunities to welcome, introduce and connect new students with university services and traditions in an effort to assist with the cultural adjustment experienced.


  • Create opportunities to engage new international students into inclusive opportunities and experiences in an effort to assist with personal adjustment and connection to Adelphi University.

  • Provide volunteer leadership opportunities for engaged student leaders who wish to contribute to the overall student success of the international student experience at Adelphi University.  

Program Overview

The peer mentor program is designed to support and encourage student adjustment by providing a diverse and inclusive environment for new international students who may experience culture shock, homesickness, and have trouble building new support systems in the United States. This program is designed to welcome, inspire, and connect new first year students with the larger university community. Through this program, international student leaders serve as volunteers who provide relevant information regarding campus life which includes: involvement, social opportunities, campus initiatives, and support to aide in the transition both inside and outside of the classroom. It is a great opportunity for students to develop their individual decision making style, soft skills, and to build confidence.

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For further information, please contact:

International Services
Post Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.4990
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