Amity mentor programme expanded for semester 2 exchange students
The Amity Mentor programmes connects new international students
with British students when they first arrive at Bath. It aims to
promote integration and friendship, helping new students to settle-in
and find out more about living and studying in Bath and the UK.
This year we were delighted to be able to offer this programme to the new semester 2 exchange students - thanks to the mentors for taking part!
Mentors and mentees met up as a group for tea and cake during their first week on campus. In groups of 3 mentees to 1 mentor, they then had regular lunchtime meetings.
Anya Detlaff, an Amity mentor, said:
"The amity programme in the second semester was excellent - having done it before gave me an idea of how to approach my mentors and what sort of topics they wanted to talk about. It was a lot easier the second time around because you also know from previous experiences that your mentees really appreciate it and like meeting up with you. This term was actually so successful we're continuing our weekly coffees because we really enjoy them!"
Anya and her mentees
Risa Sorimachi, a mentee, commented:
"I think the Amity programme is great fun. We meet our mentor every week, and talk to each other. This is what I expected; to talk with a full-time student. She really knows a lot about the UK, so it is very helpful to get information such as 'which airline is the cheapest to travel abroad.' Also my mentor is very talkative and a nice person, so it is great fun to talk with her. Sometimes I feel alone when I'm in my room, so this programme is helpful and a good chance to communicate with people. I want to keep in touch with my mentor and other mentees throughout the semester!"