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Applications are open for INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS MENTORSHIP for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semester!

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)

Each semester, Koç University welcomes exchange students from reputable universities around the globe, and we are seeking individuals with strong leadership, communication and organizational skills to act as guides and resource person for students new to KU and Turkey.


As (future) Incoming Exchange Student Mentor, you will:

- Participate in every session of the Mentor Training and Orientation Week (dates are below)

- Provide peer-to-peer support to incoming exchange students throughout the semester regarding their academic and cultural integration to KU and the country

- Report your interactions with mentees to your OIP Supervisors by submitting Communication Logs every two weeks

- Provide administrative support to OIP with office hours every week (1,5 hours a week)

- Organize social and cultural activities for incoming exchange students (on-campus, within Istanbul or outside Istanbul)

- Create content for the OIP Blog for incoming exchange students and, also encourage incoming exchange students to contribute to the Blog with their experiences at KU and Turkey

- Support or cover for another mentor in case of an emergency


If you are looking for a remarkable experience to meet peers from all around the world to improve your interpersonal skills and to give your resume an extra kick, then we are waiting for your application!


All applications will be considered, however; preference will be given to those who can;

- Successfully demonstrate cultural sensitivity and ability to communicate with individuals with different backgrounds

- Strong sense of responsibility and commitment

- Leadership qualities


Please also check other prerequisites of the program below. The candidates who can’t comply with the below schedule will not be considered for the position.

Summer 2019

- Being available on June 24, Monday for the Mentor Training.

- Being present at campus on June 25, Tuesday and June 26, Wednesday to help Summer Semester incoming exchange students to check-in to the dormitories.

- Being present at all the sessions and events during the Orientation Days for Summer Exchange that will run between June 27, Thursday and June 28, Friday.

 

Fall 2019

- Being available on September 5, Thursday and September 6, Friday for the Mentor Training.

- Being present at campus on September 7, Saturday and September 8, Sunday to help the incoming exchange students to check-in to the dormitories.

- Being present at all the sessions and events during the Orientation Week that will run between September 9, Monday and September 13, Friday.

 

Please note that Incoming Exchange Student Mentorship is a work/study program, and mentors will work and be paid in line with the regulations set by OIP and the Scholarships Office.

APPLICATION FORM  

Deadline is April 26th, Friday! 

 

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding the program: kuapp@ku.edu.tr