Becoming a mentor
A typical life-cycle of a peer mentor in the International Buddy Program
Apply to be a peer mentor.
Being shortlisted as a suitable candidate to become peer mentor.
Attend the mandatory briefing/training.
A peer mentor is assigned with one or more new international student(s).
Peer mentor meets with the new international students individually on weekly basis (for 3 to 4 weeks).
Peer mentor is to complete and submit the meeting logs to ISS at the end of the program.
- Must be a full-time Monash University Malaysia student who has at least studied for one semester.
- Must have achieved satisfactory academic performance.
- Must have the intention to remain in the program for at least a year, over 2 semesters.
- Must be willing to meet and engage on a weekly basis with matched international students individually.
- Be willing to assist and engage in new experiences, and the sharing of culture and values.
- Adhere to the International Buddy Program guidelines.
- Contact the matched international students over the first 3 to 4 weeks of the semester to introduce himself/herself and answer questions.
- Advise the matched international students on the academic resources and support services.
- Work closely with the International Student Advisers throughout the International Buddy Program and report on any concerns or issues that the matched international students may have.
- Maintain regular contact with the matched international students.
- Attend training, group meetings, events and activities.
How to become a Peer Mentor?
Step 1: Download and complete the Peer Mentor application form.
Step 2: Submit the completed form to the International Student Support (ISS) office, located at Level 2 Building 2.
(Recruitment for July 2016 will be REOPENED in May 2016)
Step 3: Once you have been shortlisted, a staff from the ISS will contact you by phone or email.
Step 4: Thereafter, you will be notified to attend the mandatory Training for Peer Mentors.