The International Student Peer Mentor Program (ISPMP) supports international student success at Lane Community College through personal interaction in an atmosphere of growth and mutual respect.
Each term, peer mentors help new international students in the transition from their countries to our community. Mentors connect with new students before they arrive and meet with them during Orientation week. Throughout the term, mentors serve as a cultural bridge, as academic support, and as a resource to new international students. Transitioning from one country to another is often a complicated and frustrating journey. This program is designed to smooth that transition and to support new international students during their first term at Lane Community College.
International Student Peer Mentor Program's Mission
The International Student Peer Mentor Program is a bridge program that connects committed student mentors with incoming international students to improve their academic achievement and social competence and to facilitate smooth adjustment into the new environment. By sharing experiences and insights, mentors can ease the transition process of new international students by making deeper connections that enhance the quality of the new international student experience.