Thank you for your interest in connecting with the International Student community. Koinonia is a great way for you to welcome new International Students to Gordon College.
If you are approved as a Koinonia Mentor, International Student Services will match you with an incoming International Student as your Mentee. This semester-long Mentorship Program hopes to help you cultivate a casual relationship with your match, which will allow you to be a resource for them as they transition to life here on campus. You will be given a Mentorship Manual with helpful information to prepare you, and 10 weeks’ worth of topics to facilitate conversation with your student. The Manual is designed to be a helpful guide, but you are free to use (or not use) the manual as you please. On average, mentorship pairs might meet twice a month, but this is a flexible program, so that you and your mentee can decide the level of commitment you would like and how often you’d like to meet. Hopefully, you and your mentored student will cultivate a friendship that will allow you both to learn from each other, as you come alongside them in their transition.
Please complete the following questions in order to assist our office in matching you with a student. This information will not be shared with the student. It will only be used for the purpose of making mentorship matches.