Online Cross-Cultural Mentor and Mentee Program
The Online Cross-Cultural Mentor-Mentee Program pairs American K-12 teacher mentors with college students, who have come from Asia, for the purpose of introducing the students to American norms and culture. Students will also share their norms and cultures with the teachers. This will help students to adjust to school smoothly and help teachers become aware of Asian cultures to better understand Asian K-12 students in their classrooms and other Asian people in America. The discussion topics per session will be provided by PCCU and the results of the program will be evaluated. Eight one-hour sessions per 5 months will be conducted, including a training/orientation session for the participants.
To be eligible to participate in the Cross-Cultural Online Mentor and Mentee Program,
Be a currently enrolled and continuing undergraduate/graduate student at any post-secondary institution in the United States
Be an Asian international student from an Asian country
Have the willingness to enhance their understanding of American culture and society
Be a full or part-time teacher, librarian, or administrator at a K-12 school in the United States
Have the willingness to enhance their understanding of Asian culture and society
II. Requirements for Both Mentor and Mentee
Make a five-month commitment per term (Fall term: August to December, Spring term: February to June)
Attend appropriate training/orientation session
Complete an hour-long meeting with your partner per session
Complete mentor and mentee-assigned tasks in a timely manner
Complete program activities as scheduled
Complete of program pre- and post-evaluations
Commit to this program with responsibility and sincerity
Have an open mind to different cultures and people
Sign liability form
Sign the standard agreement form
III. How to Apply
Click on the link: APPLICATION
IV. Deadline: Monday, July 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Early application submission is encouraged.
For the fall 2020 term, there are available spots for up to 20 pairs.