The Office of International Education (OIE) Peer Advisor helps incoming CLA international students as they integrate initially on the Willamette University campus. During orientation week, peer assistants will help with airport pick ups, initial housing assistance, and the 2-day orientation program. Meals during orientation will be provided by the office for peer advisors. After the initial arrival, peer advisors will be responsible for checking in with students during the first weeks of the semester and should plan at least one excursion/event for student participation before the end of the program. In fall, peer advisors volunteer for a period from mid-August until the end of September. In spring, peer advisors volunteer for a period from mid-January until the end of February. It is hoped peer advisors will be mentors and friends to new international students as they settle into academic and campus life at Willamette University.
OIE peer advisors work approximately 10-15 hours during the week of international student orientation, and typically 2-4 hours per week during first 6 weeks of the semester; these hours can be negotiated. Although the position is unpaid, meals and expenses while working are covered with advanced approval.
Interested applicants for fall must apply by March 1. Interested applicants for spring must apply by December 1. To download the application, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/offices/oie/connections/advisor/index.php. After completing this form, please submit to the Office of International Education, Matthews Hall.