The Center for International Education (CIE) offers three peer mentoring programs for sophomore, junior, and senior students interested in working closely with either international students acclimating to Albion College, or study abroad students preparing for a global program.
The Orientation Peer Advisers (OPA) play a central role in welcoming first year international students to Albion during the August orientation sessions. They work closely with the Center for International Education (CIE) to develop the orientation activities, communicate with students before arrival, pick students up at the airport, and conduct social activities during the orientation period. OPA Job Description
The Study Abroad Peer Advisers (SAPA) work closely with students in different stages of the study abroad process: exploring options, selecting a program, application, orientation, pre-departure, studying away and re-entry. In addition, they have administrative responsibilities and work closely with the Center for International Education (CIE) to promote awareness and encourage responsible student participation in Albion College off-campus programs. SAPA Job Description
The International Student Peer Advisers (ISPA) work with the Center for International Education (CIE) to support and advise Albion’s international student body on topics of acclimation to campus life, thriving in Albion’s academic community, and navigating the many resources available to international students in the US. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the ISPAs work closely to coordinate and organize international student activities and communications on behalf of CIE. ISPA Job Description