GSC International Student Mentorship Program

The International Graduate Student Mentorship Program (IGSMP) helps new incoming graduate students transition to graduate student life at MIT. We pair the student with a current graduate student or alumnus according to MIT department, country of origin, interests, etc. The incoming student will be in e-mail contact with his/her mentor during the summer prior to arriving at MIT. During the fall Orientation, the new student will have the opportunity to meet his/her mentor at the International Dance Festival and Mentorship Mixer.

The International Graduate Student Mentorship Program is a joint project originally developed by the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Science and Engineering Business Club (SEBC), the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, MIT Sangam, and the Republic of China Student Association (ROCSA).

Sign up or Volunteer

Register or volunteer for mentoring


Who can sign up?

Admitted international students beginning their enrollment in any Fall 2010 MIT graduate program may sign up to be paired with a mentor. Any currently enrolled graduate student or graduated alumnus of MIT may sign up to become a mentor for an incoming student.

What is the deadline to sign up?

August 15, 2010

When will matches be made? How will I know I have a match?

Matches will be made shortly after the sign up deadline. You will be contacted by email at the address you used to signup.

Resources for the International Student Community: