Mentorship Program 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016
PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION AT AU
Students in the Mentorship in England program will have a pre-departure orientation on American University’s campus in Washington, D.C. (estimated dates are September 22 and 23 – departing DC on September 23). The orientation is for students and parents and it includes an introduction of faculty and staff, academic overview, student conduct and discipline, expectations of students abroad, cultural assimilation, resources for students abroad, and the transition back to AU. Students and parents are responsible for coordinating their own travel to/from Washington, D.C. as well as overnight accommodations for the on campus orientation. *International students in the program are encouraged to travel directly to England from their home country after participating in the pre-departure orientation via Skype.
ORIENTATION AT BSU
Program staff and students will arrive in late September before the start of BSU classes (the week of September 26). Upon arrival in England, students will participate in a multi-day orientation (September 25-29) led by BSU. The orientation will cover topics related to BSU’s academic and non-academic services and facilities. Fall semester classes and finals will be completed by December 13, with travel back to the U.S. estimated for December 15.
SUPPORTING THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IN ENGLAND STUDENTS
An AU professor (who will teach the Introduction to College Inquiry and Intercultural Understanding courses) and one advisor (to manage student discipline and academic issues, arrange cohort excursions, etc.) will be assigned to lead the AU students and will have weekly office hours for the students. Students will have access to BSU student activities and campus services and facilities.
quote from a student
“Not only does the Program provide the opportunity to see a different part of the world, but also a unique learning experience that will stay with you throughout your academic career." - Mentorship Program Student, Fall 2015