What is an STSF Mentor

An STS Foundation mentor is a teacher, role model and friend for international students.


Mentor Quotes


Jaryn mentor memory

I really like being a mentor because it’s super cool to get to meet tons of people my age from different...

Mentor Maricela

Students need mentors because we are a friendly face. When they get here they have no idea what’s going on...

Mentor Amer

I love being a mentor because i get to learn about different cultures and different ways of living and...

Mentor Kiara

I love to meet all these amazing people and get to know them. It’s amazing to see them progress and learn...

Mentor Jasmine

I love being a mentor because I get to become friends with teens my age from around the world and I also...

Mentor Catalan

Catalan says the opportunity to learn new things and make new friends is an adventure. facebook...

Mentor Amanda

I love being a mentor because I not only met one of my best friends but I also met my sister and I...

Mentor Heather

I loved being a mentor because I was able to learn about different cultures while teaching others about my...

Mentor Lucy

I love being a mentor because it gives me the opportunity to meet amazing people and learn new cultures!...

Mentor Riley

I am someone who they can always turn to when they need help understanding the American culture and...

What are the duties of an STSF Mentor?

Characteristics of an STSF Mentor

  • Helpful
  • Encouraging
  • Patient
  • Understanding
  • Inviting
  • Real
  • Compassionate
  • Social
  • Advocate
  • Cheerful
  • Reliable
  • Friendly
  • Supportive
  • Cool
  • Guide
  • Genuine
  • Exciting
  • Active
  • Sympathetic
  • Available
  • Accessible
  • Charismatic

What do International Students Struggle With?

  • Learning the language
  • Making Friends
  • Being bullied
  • Culture shock
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Stereotypes
  • Jet lag
  • Exhaustion
  • Currency
  • Overwhelmed
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene
  • Laws
  • Social Norms

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