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Become an international mentor

Lund University welcomes almost 3 500 international students every year. The International Mentor Programme aims to facilitate the students' adaptation to their new environment. As a mentor you help new international students to settle into Lund student life.

International mentors can be either current Swedish or current international students at Lund University. Mentors are organised into groups of 3-5 mentors and 20-30 new international students.

Together with the other mentors in the group you organise social activities with the new students, especially during the Orientation Programme, but also during the semester. If you have special wishes regarding your mentor group, please state them in the registration form. You are also welcome to volunteer as a mentor during Arrival Day and the Orientation weeks.

Arrival Day mentor activities

Arrival Day is the official start of the Orientation Weeks for new international students at Lund University. As a mentor you can volunteer at one (or two if you work the whole day) of eight different stations during Arrival Day. The different stations are:

  • Copenhagen airport host – greet new students, help them to buy a train ticket to Lund and guide them to the correct train platform.
  • Lund station host – greet new students and guide them to the minivan shuttle service provided on Arrival Day.
  • Minivan driver – drive one of the minivans in the shuttle service. Swedish or EU driver’s license required.
  • Bus host – host one of the minivans in the shuttle service, read maps and give directions to the driver and use a com-radio to communicate with the bus coordinator.
  • Luggage room host – take care of new students’ luggage while they are visiting Arrival Day.
  • Check-in host - check-in new students, give them their welcome package and answer questions.
  • AD host – help new students to find their way in the Design Center (IKDC) during Arrival Day
  • Student housing host - help new students to find their way in their new accommodation.

You can choose to volunteer for one shift (8.00-15.00 or 14.30-21.00) or help us during the whole day (8.00-21.00). All international mentors working during Arrival Day are served lunch, drinks and snacks.

Orientation Weeks mentor activities

During the Orientation Weeks there are several other activities where we need the help of mentors:

  • Excursions – During the Orientation Weeks approx. 400 new students take part in a bus tours in Skåne. As a mentor you can host one of the buses during the tours. Your responsibility is to keep track of the time schedule and make sure the students have an enjoyable day.
  • Welcome Reception – Every spring the vice chancellor of Lund University holds a welcome reception for new international students. As a mentor you help organise the mingle after the ceremony and serve snacks and refreshments.

  • Taste of Sweden – a food tasting event where international students can try different kinds of Swedish food, dairy products and snacks. As a mentor you help organising the seating arrangements, queues and serve food.

Register to become a mentor!

The registration round to become a mentor for the autumn 2014 semester is now closed. The next registration round will take place during autumn for the spring 2015 mentors.

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Contact

Linda Karlsson
International Mentor Coordinator
Fadderi@er.lu.se

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International Desk
+46 (0)46 222 01 00
studentreception[at]lu.se

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Visiting address:
Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Become a mentor

The registration round to become a mentor for the autumn 2014 semester is now closed. The next registration round will take place during autumn for the spring 2015 mentors.