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Mentor Programs

The International Student Mentor Program (ISMP)

The International Student Mentoring Program (ISMP) is designed to provide ongoing assistance to incoming international students admitted to Portland State University.  Each term, peer mentors assist new international students in the transition from their respective countries to our university by connecting with students before they arrive, leading small groups at International Student Orientation, and serving as a cultural bridge and a resource to new students during their first term in the United States.  Transitioning from one country to another is often a complicated and frustrating process.  This program is designed to smooth that process.  The aim of the ISMP is to enhance the international student experience at Portland State University through personal interaction in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Below is a video highlighting the experiences of some of our International Student Mentors and their Mentees.