International Peer Mentoring Program
The International Peer Mentoring Program started as an idea. It was an idea to help IU Indianapolis students from all over the world with their transition to both university and American life. At that time, we had a few volunteers who helped the Office of International Affairs welcome new students. Since its inception, seventeen years ago, IPMP has become so much more. Today, IPMP is a mentoring-based leadership opportunity and a community open to all IU Indianapolis students.
The IPMP team accomplishes this mission through pre-arrival assistance, one on one mentoring, social opportunities, and cultural programming for new international students.
Who are the IPMP Mentors?
IPMP attracts students from diverse backgrounds. Mentors are current students, both American and international students. Many of them have lived or studied abroad and understand the experience of acclimating to a new culture. Mentors have extensive leadership experience or exhibit the potential and qualities necessary to become outstanding leaders.
To qualify, students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.80 and have completed at least one year of study at IU Indianapolis. Students must be in an IU Indianapolis program starting July 2024 to be a mentor for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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IPMP in the News
- IPMP in US News and World Report: Why International students should connect with mentors at U.S. Universities
- Deirdre Kelley, IPMP Mentor honored: IUPUI's Top 100 - Deirdre Kelley
- Bianca Marrufo, IPMP Mentor represents at Regatta: 2 Students Crowned Regatta Royalty