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Global Peer Mentor Program

The Global Peer Mentor Program connects first-year international students with an experienced current ASU student as your Global Peer Mentor. Your mentor will meet with you regularly and answer any questions you have throughout your first semester at ASU to help guide you every step of the way. They will also show you everything the campus offers by taking you to student events and connecting you to various resources to help you transition into the ASU campus. Through this program, you will also have the opportunity to meet other first-year international students through group activities and events designed to help you get connected.

You need to enroll in Spring 2022 courses full-time to be assigned with a Global Peer Mentor. If you have any questions, you can contact us at InternationalWelcome@asu.edu.

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International Student Career Development Program

The ISSC International Student Career Development Program is a collaborative effort between the ISSC and ASU Career and Professional Development Services to provide career support for international students. Participants will learn about resume/cover letter writing, U.S. job search strategies, interview skills, professional networking skills, how to cultivate high-impact professional references, and so much more. 

The Fall semester program focuses on getting hired on-campus as a student worker, and the Spring program will focus on off-campus internship/job search skills.

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F-1/J-1 ISSC Compliance Series

The F-1/J-1 ISSC Compliance Series offers F-1/J-1 students the opportunity to learn how to successfully maintain their immigration record. Topics include, but are not limited to, off-campus work authorization, requesting a reduced course load, and changing your degree program. Each session includes a question and answer period facilitated by ISSC staff. If you missed a webinar, you may visit the ISSC  YouTube page to view the recordings.   

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Learn Arizona

The Learn Arizona Workshop Series offers international students and scholars the opportunity to learn about the U.S. and Arizona way of life along with all it has to offer. We will cover topics such as how to find housing, how to use local transportation and where to go when exploring Arizona or what to eat. Each event will include a short presentation, time for questions and answers, as well as a “hand-on” workshop to practice, apply or even taste what the presentation was about. Don’t worry if you are unable to attend the event in person, the majority of our Learn Arizona series will be fully or partially offered on zoom and recorded. Each webinar will be recorded and posted to the ISSC YouTube page.

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Global Leadership Academy

ASU’s global citizens are developed by exposing students to issues which inspire them to facilitate change in their local communities. This program offers guided interactive leadership workshops to help students become future global leaders.


The Global Leadership Academy prepares Arizona State University students to be globally minded leaders and citizens for the 21st century. Through cross-cultural communication, collaboration, empathy, and self-exploration, students learn to thrive in a diverse environment where values, ideas, opportunities, and people continually evolve with today's interconnected global community.

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First-Year Experience Programs

First-Year Experience Programs are designed and developed for first-year undergraduate international students at Arizona State University. The programs promote a positive student experience both inside and outside of the classroom through strategic programming that emphasizes cultural integration including academic and social environment, personal connections, and personalized support. The programs also aim to create a safe space for students to ask questions, learn about ASU resources, and have the opportunity to design their own FiYE (First-Year Experience). Example events include: Coffee and Conversation, Global Friends, Games nights in the Library ISSC Wellness Events and Movies on the SSV lawn.

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Coffee and Conversation

Stop by at our weekly Coffee and Conversation event. Every Tuesday at 1pm we will be hosting a space set aside to talk about helpful topics led by fellow international students and global peer mentors alongside a ISSC staff member. These events are open space to meet people, learn more about living in the U.S. as a student at ASU and gain helpful information on a variety of topics that have been picked out by previous international students studying at ASU. Each week will have a set topic however students are always welcome to bring questions, concerns, or topics they would like to engage with.

Example topics: Cultural Change and Culture shock; Mental Health; US dating Culture; and Where to visit in Arizona and the US and best ways to get there.

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Global Friends

ISSC's Global Friends events are a bi-weekly conversation hour starting on Friday January 14th and will meet every other Friday for the length of the spring 2022 semester. These events provide space for both international and domestic students to meet and develop friendships through conversations and experiences global while here at ASU. We strongly encourage first year international students and students who have or want to study aboard to come to these events. It is a great time to get to know each other and learn about the world through each other's experiences . So please join our conversation hour to create friendships that span the globe.

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