VMU Mentors’ programme aims to make the adaptation process of incoming international students at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) easier, fosters volunteering and increases international experience among VMU students. It was launched in 2003 and is coordinated by VMU International Cooperation Department (ICD) together with student organization ESN VMU.
VMU mentor is a student at Vytautas Magnus University who has already studied abroad (or perhaps is planning to study in the future), has motivation, international and intercultural experience and voluntarily helps the incoming foreign students. Mentors:
- Contact VMU International students before their arrival
- Meet international students in Kaunas Airport, Train or Bus Stations and accompanies them to the living place
- Assist students in orientating themselves at VMU and in Kaunas
- Helps students in everyday matters and making new friends throughout the exchange period
Students, who would like to have a mentor during their study period at VMU, have to register on Buddy System’s platform online and select Vytautas Magnus University as their study destination until 21st of July, 2019. Mentors will contact international students within two weeks after the deadline mentioned above.