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Global X is a CGE program designed to connect student mentors in their third, fourth, or fifth year at JMU with new international Dukes from all over the world! Global X provides an opportunity for student mentors to develop their leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, while new student mentees are encouraged to make meaningful connections and engage with their new campus home.

Program Structure

Please note: all events for the Fall 2020 term will be virtual.

  1. Applications are required and accepted at the beginning of each semester. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.
  2. Mentors will be invited for a brief interview with ISSS staff over Zoom.
  3. Using the information provided within the applications, each mentor will be paired with a mentee. 
  4. ISSS will send a confirmation e-mail to all applicants about their Global X mentor/mentee. Together, a mentor and mentee form a team!
  5. All Global X teams are asked to attend a kick-off event at the start of each semester, so they can meet each other and meet other teams as well.
  6. Global X teams are required to meet at least 3 times per month, whether one-on-one, attending fun CGE events, or meeting up with other teams! The exact amount of times you meet up with your team depends on the mentee's needs and availability.
  7. ISSS will assist Global X mentors by sending them discussion topics, interesting events around campus, and other suggested activities in Harrisonburg.
  8. At the end of the semester, you can decide if you would like to continue with your mentor for the Spring term or if you would like to opt out of the program.
Mentor Information

We encourage any third, fourth, or fifth year Dukes to apply to be a Global X mentor and help welcome new international students to campus. In addition to students who are experienced with JMU campus and culture, we're also looking for students who:

  • Want to improve their global dexterity
  • Have prior leadership or mentorship experience
  • Are confident in communicating cross-culturally (or ready to improve)
  • Are ready to commit to mentoring a new Duke for at least one semester
  • Are involved on campus and ready to bring their mentee along for the ride!

Being a Global X mentor is a great way to develop as a person and leader, make meaningful connections with your peers, and it also looks great on a resume! Your Global X mentorship experience can help you become a Career Ready Duke by giving you further experience in:

  • Global and Intercultural Fluency
  • Leadership
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic

To learn a little more about being a mentor, please click here. If you're ready to jump in and be a Global X mentor, please apply below!

Mentee Information

If you're a student new to JMU, through ISC, as a new first year or transfer, or as an exchange student, we'd love to have you join Global X as a mentee! Some goals you might have as a mentee include:

  • Improved social and academic adjustment to JMU
  • Develop your English communication skills
  • Make friends with American or international Dukes and learn more about what their own college experience is like
  • Receive ISC class credit for participating

Being a Global X mentee is a great way to grow as a college student and make fun memories with JMU Dukes who are really excited to welcome you to campus. You may even find that your Global X experience helps you feel better prepared for new academic and professional experiences in the United States! Your Global X experience can help you become a Career Ready Duke by giving you further experience in:

  • Global and Intercultural Fluency
  • Oral/Written Communication

If you'd like to apply to be a Global X mentee and become part of your very own Global X team, please apply below!

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