Leaving behind family and friends to come to another country is a life-changing experience. The International Student Mentoring Program assists international students in overcoming these challenges.
A joint initiative of ISS 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.
This program is currently on pause. We are looking forward to the return of the ISMP program in Spring 2022. Those interested in similar programs are welcome to register for Fall Connections.
The primary goal of the International Student Mentoring Program (ISMP) is to unite students.
We aim to internationalize the UB campus, encourage a global mindset, and reduce the isolation felt by newly arrived international students. To achieve these goals, we need dedicated UB students and staff to serve as Cultural Partners for newly arrived international students. This program is open to both domestic and international community members. We are looking for people who:
If you meet the qualifications above, please complete the application below. If you are chosen to participate, you will be informed via email. Additional program details are below:
If you are interested, please complete our application by the semester deadline. For any questions, please contact ISS at firstname.lastname@example.org.