Now accepting applications for 2013-2014! Deadline extended!
What is a Peer Integrator?
Peer Integrators (PIs) serve as leaders for the Fall and Spring International Student Orientation AND as student ambassadors for the international student community. The PI program requires a 1-year commitment from participants. PIs will provide new international students with the information needed to successfully begin their college experience by introducing new international students to the campus and its resources. In the process, PIs will develop program development, leadership, teamwork, and cross-cultural skills throughout the program. Students with international and/or intercultural experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The Peer Integrator program is open to both international and domestic students.
Apply to be a Peer Integrator for the 2013-2014 Academic Year (August-May)!
To apply, applicants must submit the following materials to the ISS office at 915 N. Tyndall Avenue by Friday, February 8th 2013 (NEW Deadline)
• A complete application form plus reference forms
• Two references (at least one must be from the campus community such as a professor or advisor)
If you are contacted for an interview, it will take place the week of February 11, 2013. If you are unable to interview during this time, unfortunately we will not be able to consider your application. Final decisions will be made by the end of February.
Note: If you have already served as a PI, you do not need to submit references again may have to interview again. In addition to the application, please attach a 1-page statement explaining your greatest accomplishment during the PI program, places for self- improvement and ideas for orientation and the PI program.
• Be attending class at UA in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
• Have been at UA since at least Fall 2012
• Be in good academic standing (GPA of at least 2.50 for undergrads, 3.0 for grads)
• Be available for ALL important dates listed below.
Spring 2013 Semester
May 13th, 2013: Mandatory Training Day (9-4 pm)
Fall 2013 Semester
August 8, 9, 10 or 11, and 12, 2013: Mandatory Training days (August 10 or 11 will be a few hour shift of airport pick-up)
August 13-15, 2013: International Orientation
August 16-24, 2013: Orientation Programs and Late Arrival Assistance (usually 2-4 hours daily)
November 16th, 2013: International Students Got Talent 2 Talent Show
December 12, 2013: Mandatory Training day (9-4 pm)
Spring 2014 Semester
January 6, 2014: Mandatory Training day (half-day)
January 7-9, 2014: International Orientation
January 10, 2013: Orientation programs and Late Arrival Assistance (usually 2-4 hours daily)
NOTE: PIs will be required to participate in 1-2 events each semester, which they will sign up for during the August and January training. Please expect 1-2 one-hour meetings throughout the semester. Missing training days is unacceptable and could affect your ability to continue in the PI program. You CANNOT participate in the PI program if you are enrolled for Summer Pre-Session and Winter Session (online classes okay).
As a Peer Integrator, your responsibilities will include:
Providing support and assistance throughout the orientation program
Assisting with the preparation of orientation materials
Encouraging new international student participation in all orientation activities and ISS programs
Participating in 1-2 ISS and Study Abroad programs each semester. These programs may include: International Student Thanksgiving Dinner, International Games Night, Study Abroad information sessions, trips to desert museum and local attractions, Global Living Learning Community in Manzanita-Mohave Hall, Tucson events, and athletic events.
Assisting in the coordination and marketing of the November 16th International Student Talent Show
Assisting in the planning of 1 program for international students (Spring)
Attending 1-2 leadership workshops (sponsored by ISS)
Peer Integrators for the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 program will receive a total stipend of $500. Two $250 stipends will automatically post to your Bursar's account at the end of each semester.
For further information, please contact Noelle at email@example.com or Len at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Friends, Inc. is a volunteer organization composed of Tucson community members interested in meeting, assisting, and entertaining international students. The program provides opportunities for international students and community members to make acquaintances and learn about each other's culture. Activities and programs coordinated by International Friends, Inc. provide students with a personal connection to the Tucson community. The International Friends , Inc. program is not a "live-in" hosting program. Many community members often invite their assigned international students to visit them for special holidays or traditional American celebrations.
To learn more about this organization or sign up to be a member, please visit the International Friends, Inc. website, or send an email to email@example.com with your mailing address and an application will be mailed to you.
International Student Association (ISA) is a University of Arizona student-run organization committed to bringing together students from around the world and facilitating cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
To foster cultural diversity by building awareness of the international cultures represented in the University of Arizona community.
To promote the celebration of diverse traditions through various social events and activities.
To encourage exploration of local/regional culture and customs.
To model respect for differences and the desire to learn from each other in this community.
Membership is open to ALL students (both international and domestic, undergraduate and graduate) at the University of Arizona.
Questions? Check the ISA website at http://www.uaisa.org/ or on Facebook.
NEW! An exciting new option for international students is to live in the Global Living Learning Community in Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall. If you apply and are selected to be part of this program, you may be paired with either a U.S. roommate or an international roommate and will have the chance to support each other during your cultural transitions and U.S. college experience. Learn more about this community here. Space is limited so sign-up soon.
Club Corner is a designated space where UA clubs can promote upcoming events. If you are a member of a UA club recognized by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) and would like to share an event with the international student body, please submit a request using the Club Corner Request Form. You may only promote an event on our website if it has been authorized by the club's elected president and the event is open to all currently-enrolled UA students.
Friday, April 19
ISA/KISS International Film Night: A Screening of Oldboy
Hosted by the International Student Association and the Korean International Student Society
Friday, April 19 at 8:00 pm
Modern Languages Building, Room 410
Cost: $2 (includes admission plus free popcorn and a drink)
More information is available at http://www.uaisa.org/event/2013/oldboy/
Come check out a special screening of Chan Wook Park's Oldboy, a world-class masterpiece and one of the best foreign-language films. Enjoy some popcorn and the company of other domestic and international students. The film will be preceded by or followed by a brief discussion about the film.
Thursday, April 4
A Night of Old West: Train Dust Town
Hosted by the International Student Association
Thursday, April 4 at 4:30 pm
Trail Dust Town/Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse at 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Cost: see webpage for details
More information available at http://www.uaisa.org/event/2013/trail-dust-town/
Hang out with fellow international students at Tucson's most popular western-themed attraction, Trail Dust Town! The tour includes dinner at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse. Don't wear a tie unless you want it to be chopped off!
Friday, March 8
International Dinner Series: Mexican Cuisine at Guadalajara Grill
Hosted by the International Student Association
Friday, March 8 at 6:30 pm
Guadalajara Grill located at 1220 E. Prince Road
Cost: pay directly to restaurant
More information available at http://www.uaisa.org/event/2013/guadalajara/
Hang out with international and domestic students and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Guadalajara Grill, one of the most popular restaurants in Tucson!