Resources for Mentoring International Students

Resources for Mentors

International Student Services
The ISS office offers a number of resources for students that may be of interest to mentors also.

UW Career Center
The Center offers a wide variety of workshops, including several specifically tailored to international students. Mentors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Instructional Resources
This comprehensive overview from UW Bothell addresses various issues common to teaching/mentoring college students who are ELL, including common terminology and strategies for instruction.

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
FIUTS connects university students to local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. They offerEnglish conversation groups and various other events, including several opportunities for alumni: FIUTS Community Programs

Resources for Students

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers group tutoring for English Language Learners shared courses. Targeted tutoring pairs an OWRC tutor with a group of 3-5 students who are enrolled in the same composition course. For more information, contact owrc@uw.edu.

UW Academic Support Programs offers academic achievement courses that focus on learning skills in the context of a credit bearing course in the sciences, humanities, or social sciences.

English Language Programs offers a wide range of language resources for students, from three to ten week intensive sessions to oral fluency and college preparation programs and online courses in academic, business, and technical English.

FIUTS (the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) offers free English conversation groups for fellow English language learners and volunteers every Thursday from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in HUB 206.

UW Student Life offers a Language Exchange Program matching English learners with fluent English speakers for conversational exchange.