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The New Peer Mentorship Program Kicks Off This Fall

A new student-focused initiative is being launched this fall. A Peer Mentorship program that’s purpose is to provide new students with support from the moment they arrive on campus, during new student orientation, and throughout the entire first semester at KU.

students outside

The Peer Mentors are a team of KUAAP Alumni who want to share their experiences with the new students and help them feel welcome in the KUAAP family.

“The job makes me feel confident and helps me be a leader. It is good for the leadership and the resume. You can make friends from a lot of different countries.” -Fan Bu

Peer Mentors receive a group of eight to ten incoming students, and they become these students’ peer leaders, otherwise known as student ambassadors during KU’s International New Student Orientation, which began on August 8th and will continue through August 17th.


students in classroom

In July, progressed KUAAP students applied and interviewed to be the first Peer Mentors with the KUAAP. Once the orientation is over, Peer Mentors will provide weekly check-ins with the students from their group utilizing social media, inviting them for shared meals, and organizing extracurricular activities.

“I think our ambassadors are friendly and easy going, and help us a lot” – Zehao Li

students sitting in a circle

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