To help exchange students get a good start, the University of Iceland has a well-organised mentor system. The main task of the mentor is to provide the student with practical information about the University of Iceland and Icelandic society, as well as to introduce him/her to the students and student life in general. The mentors will be assigned at the latest when the semester starts. The extent of the relationship beyond this depends on how well the students get along. We try our best to provide all exchange students with a mentor; if a student does not wish to get a mentor he/she was given the chance to reject the offer in the application for exchange studies.