Peer Advisor

The Office of International Education (OIE) Peer Advisor helps incoming CLA international students as they integrate initially on the Willamette University campus. During orientation, peer advisors 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 week of the semester.

  • In Fall: Peer advisors volunteer for a two-week period from mid-August (starting the Saturday before Opening Days)
  • In Spring: Peer advisors volunteer for a two week period from mid-January (starting the Wednesday before classes begin for spring semester)

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. It is possible for peer advisors to plan activities with students beyond the two week program, but it is not required.

OIE peer advisors work approximately 20-25 hours during the week of international student orientation, and typically 2-4 hours during first week of the semester. Although the position is unpaid, meals and expenses while working are covered with advance approval.