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Peer Mentors

The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Mentor Program exists to foster meaningful interactions between current Navitas GSSP students and incoming first-year students. This program is designed support new students as they prepare and adjust to college life and to support them during their first term at UMass Boston.

What Navitas GSSP Mentors Do

Peer mentors assist new international students in the transition from their respective countries to our university by connecting with students before they arrive, participating as Orientation Navigators in International Student Orientation, and serving as a cultural bridge and a resource to new students during their first term in the United States. Prior to arrival in Boston, new students can reach out to Navitas GSSP Mentors and ask questions they may have about the University, what to bring to, or about life as a student in the United States in general. Transitioning from one country to another can be a complicated process and our mentors are here to help. Navitas GSSP Mentors help to orient new student to campus and life as a student at UMass Boston.

Throughout the year, Navitas GSSP Mentors will participate and encourage new students to enjoy Navitas GSSP events, such as the Boston Red Sox baseball game, BBQ at the beach, ice skating at City Hall Plaza, International Education Week Of All, For All Cultural Festival, Navitas Days of Service, and much more!

Navitas GSSP Mentors and the Student Support Services team will also periodically check in by email to make sure your first year is going well.

Contacting Mentors

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with one of our mentors, please email


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