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The aim of the Mentor Programme is to enhance the international student experience at RSU through personal interaction by assisting students throughout their first term of study.

What does a mentor do?

  • Each mentor will be matched to 8 to 14 incoming international students (1 study group).
  • The mentor assist new international students in the transition from their respective countries to RSU by connecting with students before they arrive and serving as a cultural bridge and a resource to new students during their first term in Latvia.
  • During the first few weeks of the new semester, mentors coordinate a meeting with their group of students. Meetings can include activities and discussion of issues such as academic requirements, where to find goods and services, and how to survive university life.
  • Mentors are expected to be in Riga during the Orientation week (27–30 August).


Why participate?

  • Certificate for successful participation which you can enclose with your applications
  • Get to know foreign cultures
  • Establish contacts/friendship with people from different countries.
  • An opportunity to help your peers
  • Enhance communications skills
  • Increase self-confidence and ability to work with and manage people
  • Gain transferable skills (leadership, teamwork, problem solving, etc.)
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Your activities as a mentor can improve your chances of being selected when you apply for a place at a university abroad or a scholarship.


If you want to become a mentor, it is mandatory to attend mentor training on any of the following dates:

  • 13 June at 15:30 (K-201),
  • 27 June at 15:30 (Senate Hall),
  • 15 August at 15:30 (Senate Hall).


Further information on the Mentor Programme will be available during the training.

Name, surname
Gender *
Study year *
Study programme *
I will be in Riga during the Orientation Week.*
I will take part in the mentor training on...