International Peer Mentoring Program

About IPMP

The International Peer Mentoring Program started as an idea. It was an idea to help IU Indianapolis students from all over the world with their transition to both university and American life. At that time, we had a few volunteers who helped the Office of International Affairs welcome new students. Since its inception, seventeen years ago, IPMP has become so much more. Today, IPMP is a mentoring-based leadership opportunity and a community open to all IU Indianapolis students. 


Our Mission:

We aim to guide the successful social, cultural, and academic adjustment of IU Indianapolis students from all over the world. IPMP equips international students with the knowledge, support system, and tools to prosper at IU Indianapolis and in the US. 


The IPMP team accomplishes this mission through pre-arrival assistance, one on one mentoring, social opportunities, and cultural programming for new international students.


Who are the IPMP Mentors?

IPMP attracts students from diverse backgrounds. Mentors are current students, both American and international students. Many of them have lived or studied abroad and understand the experience of acclimating to a new culture. Mentors have extensive leadership experience or exhibit the potential and qualities necessary to become outstanding leaders.

To qualify, students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.80 and have completed at least one year of study at IU Indianapolis. Students must be in an IU Indianapolis program starting July 2024 to be a mentor for the 2024-2025 academic year. 


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Make friendships that will last a lifetime. IPMP is your home away from home.

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