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The Sun Devil Global Connections program at ASU connects international Sun Devils with local community hosts for mentorship, friendship and support as students and scholars transition to living in the greater Phoenix area.
This program is for students who are interested in learning and sharing about different cultures and gaining a deeper understanding of cross-cultural issues. It will:
Interested in participating in the Sun Devil Global Connections program? Please join our private group on ASU's Mentoring Platform.
Where: Saturday, October 5, 2019
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Jaycee Park: 817 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Why: ISSC will be hosting a BBQ event in the Fall semester to facilitate in-person meetings between students and their mentors.
Sun Devil Global Connections connects international ASU students with local “Mentors,” who are ASU staff members and local community members, with the hopes of developing mentorships, getting students more involved in their local communities, and encouraging a cross-cultural exchange through friendship. We generally strive to enrich the lives of both the student and mentor in as many ways possible. Mentors and students mutually decide what kinds and the frequency of interactions and activities that work best for everyone involved.
Sun Devil Global Connections can help students make valuable connections with Phoenix residents through helping them transition into life in the U.S. and by introducing them to a new environment and culture. It is also a good way for students to balance their academic life by going out, socializing and exploring what is happening in the communities around them.
Simply join the Sun Devil Global Connections private group on the ASU Mentoring Platform. After joining this private group, students will be able to see all of the ASU Staff Members and Community hosts who are a part of the program. Students are expected to peruse the list of mentors and identify those that they would like to connect with. By using the online “connect” feature, students are able to send a message to a potential mentor. Through this online dialogue, mentors and students are then encouraged to meet on campus for coffee or a study break.
Lastly, the International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) will send students and mentors additional information about the Fall 2019 BBQ event. This mixer will allow students to meet with their mentors in-person if they haven’t done so already.