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International Peer Leader

Love William & Mary? Want to welcome new international students to the university? The Reves Center is seeking enthusiastic graduate and undergraduate students to serve as International Peer Leaders to provide pre-arrival support and mentoring for incoming international students.

As an International Peer Leader, you will:
  • Assist William & Mary’s newest international students as they transition to life in the US
  • Serve as a Peer Leader for a group of new graduate or undergraduate international students by providing pre-arrival support and mentoring 
  • Stay in touch with students in your group via virtual platforms (e.g., email, text, video) before they arrive and answer their questions about life at William & Mary
  • Check-in with your group of students at least 3 times (via email or other forms of communication) during the Fall 2021 semester

Note: International Student Orientation is tentatively slated to be offered in a hybrid format, where required sessions will be offered multiple times in a virtual format with optional in-person activities. There may be opportunities for interested Peer Leaders to assist with the in-person activities. These opportunities will be advertised to Peer Leaders during the summer.

Why become an International Peer Leader? Share in these benefits:
International Peer Leaders must be:
  • Able to work comfortably with a diverse group of students
  • Professional and enthusiastic
  • An ambassador for W&M (e.g., knowledgeable and excited about W&M; serve as a role model to the students) 
  • Available to serve as Peer Leaders over the summer
Application Timeline & Calendar for Fall 2021

Timeline for Peer Leader Program
Monday, April 5

Peer Leader Application Available

Friday, April 16 at 5pm, EST Peer Leader Applications Due
Wednesday, April 21 Peer Leader Decision Notifications
Friday, April 23, 5pm EST Peer Leader Acceptance Due
Friday, April 30, 3-4:30pm Peer Leader Virtual Training (will be recorded)
End of May-August Communicate with and provide pre-arrival support to a group of incoming international students
Fall 2021 semester Check-in at least 3 times with your students

Thank you for your interest in serving as an International Peer Leader! Questions? Please contact Eva Wong