Students at the University of Iceland can become a mentor (contact person) to our foreign students. Those who have participated in exchange studies or are considering taking an exchange period abroad should not miss this opportunity. It is also a perfect opportunity for foreign language students to practice their skills and to meet people from different cultures. The project is supervised by the International Office and the Student Council.
The mentor's role is to assist foreign students once they have arrived in Iceland, discussing practical aspects related to their studies at the University of Iceland, introduce them to social life and prevent social isolation. Each mentor is assigned 1-5 foreign students.
Now friends can apply to work together as mentors, which can be a great choice for both the mentors and the foreign students. Mentors can share the responsibility and organise the work together. Working as a team can make it easier to activate foreign students and it is more fun to be in a larger group.
Mentors receive a special recognition for their services in their Diploma Supplement, which contains additional information about their degree. This recognition may be useful when applying for a job or studies abroad. In order to get the recognition registered in his Diploma Supplement the mentor has to return a final report.
Further inquiries should be directed to the International Commitee: firstname.lastname@example.org
The vast majority of foreign students wish for an Icelandic mentor, so your participation is highly appreciated!
ESN Iceland is an active association and social venue for exchange students that mentors are free to participate in.