Become an international mentor
Help international students get the best start at the University of Copenhagen.
Would you like to help international students settle in, participate in social events, have fun, learn a lot and practice intercultural and language skills?
Every semester, the faculties of UCPH welcome hundreds of international students. Not only do these students face the challenges of entering a new university, they also face the challenges of dealing with a new culture and society.
The mentor programmes of UCPH are volunteer-based student support programmes designed to provide assistance to incoming international students in order to make them feel welcome and safe when they first arrive in Copenhagen. It is also a great opportunity to get an international network and new skills.
As a mentor, you will join the mentor progamme at your faculty, as well as being invited for education days and social events with students from all of UCPH. If you sign up below, your mentor programme will contact you and e.g. make sure that you are invited, next time they have an information meeting about becoming a mentor.
As well as the activities that are planned by the faculty mentor programmes, you will get:
Mentor Education Day every semester
Next Mentor Seminar will be in August 2017.
Mentor Seminar January 2017: Did you participate in the Mentor Seminar on January 19th? Then you can find the materials from the seminar here:
As a semester kickoff, you are invited to a day course in August/January for all UCPH mentors.
The course concentrates on cross cultural skills and knowledge. Lectures are held by experts and gives you valuable skills both as a mentor and for your later career. If you participate, you receive a UCPH diploma for the course.
After the course, there is usual a Mentor Dinner where you get to meet mentors from all the other faculties.
Check out the program from January 2017 here
Social events for mentors and mentees
As part of your faculty mentor programme, you are part of planning events for your new mentees.
Every semester, we also arrange a big Welcome to CPH party at Studenterhuset, as well as several social events for mentors and mentees.
One of the most popular is our Mentor-Mentee dinner with KUB.
Remember to sign up early!
Discounts at Studenterhuset
Since you volunteer to make UCPH a better place, your friendly neighbourhood nonprofit Studenterhuset offers a special mentor discount.
You can join students from all of UCPH for activities like Language Café, Social Speeddating, debates or concerts and enjoy a soda or beer at low cost.
If you need some inspiration on how to create events, then you can find useful information in this event manual. You can also use these templates for planning and evaluation.
New rules for study progress and leave of absence for international students
Please note that the new rules are complicated, so have your mentees contact the student guidance at their faculties!
Spring semester 2017: Become a mentor – Sign up here!
If you are interested in becomming a mentor for the international students at your faculty, you can sign up for more info here. This is for the spring semester 2017.
We will make sure that your local mentor program are notified and they will contact you next time they are looking for new mentors.