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The LINK Program

    The LINK program, supervised by Thomas Lavenir and a Program Assistant, was initially instituted to address the university’s need to improve the recruitment of international students and to ensure the proper adjustment of these new students on campus. Since the implementation of the LINK program in 2006, over 60 student assistants (or LINKers) have been employed to run this program.

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For an overview of the LINK program, download this LINK Program at a Glance document.  


   Unlike most student assistant jobs, their commitment to the program relies on independent work, group work and a series of trainings and meetings. Over the years, the LINK program has changed to develop the LINKer’s leadership and intercultural competencies along with the specific intend of advocating for the needs and issues faced by the JMU international community.

This year's LINKers are:

 Alex (Laura) Bustillos - Arushi Sachan - Bhoomika Manjunat

Boyoung (Christina) Byun - Herald Adowei - Juxian (Carrie) Bao

Kayla Rini - Minh Huynh - Mya (Kate) Myet Thwe

Ruth Taye - Yifei Zhang - Sneha Jeksani

Toan Phan - Mona Sheikh - Thu Nga (Neena) Nguyen

Yaeni Lim

For more information, contact the LINK program supervisor:

Thomas Lavenir
JMAC 6, Suite 23 - MSC 5731
Tel: 1 (540) 568-7314