Leaving behind family and friends to come to another country is a life-changing experience. Arriving alone in a new place can also be very challenging. The International Student Mentoring Program assists international students in overcoming these challenges.
A joint initiative of ISSS and UB’s Counseling Services, the ISMP provides social support for newly arrived international students and reduces their isolation. It also provides an avenue for international students to socialize with individuals outside their cultural group and to learn from students who have experience adapting to the U.S. and UB.