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Junior Mentors

Mentor Pairing

Grad Fellows will oversee the mentor pairing process.  One Grad Fellow per cohort volunteers to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison to streamline communication between Brady and the Study Abroad Office. 

Brady relies on the many contacts of the NU Study Abroad Office at programs around the world to connect our students with a mentor.  The Study Abroad Office will forward our students' letters of introduction to directors of the foreign program in which they are enrolled.  Letters will describe the student, the Brady Program and its international component, and the students' objectives for establishing a mentor relationship.  During the students' first week of the program, they will arrange to meet with their Program Directors who will be expecting them. Students and directors will work to find a good mentor fit.  If the mentor does not respond or follow through with the commitment, Grad Fellows will work on arranging another mentor in one of two ways:

Communication

While Juniors are abroad, Grad Fellows are to be in touch by email with each student at least once each month.  Create prompts to start conversations among the cohort. 

Undergraduate students may need to be reminded of their Study Abroad Assignment and purpose of the Brady foreign travel requirement. 

Quarterly Gatherings

Once each Quarter, gather the Juniors who are on campus for an informal lunch or dinner.

Keep the conversation going about how experiences abroad shape and relate to the collaborative work students will undertake in the Senior Year.

Study Abroad Tea

Attend the Junior Year Winter Study Abroad Tea for students in your cohort who were away during Fall Quarter.  Attend the Senior Year Fall Study Abroad Tea for students in your cohort who were away during Winter/Spring of their Junior Year. 

Juniors Vote on Senior Project

Late in the spring of Junior Year, you will guide students toward settling on a concrete project.  Clearly define what the cohort wishes to accomplish in the project so students can begin to formulate a plan and execute against it as soon as Fall Quarter begins. 

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