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[[Category:Groups]]'''I-Peers aims to: ''', "International Peers," is a coalition of Williams of foreign citizenship serving prospective and incoming international students by facilitating their preparation for, and transition into, life at Williams.
- Assist incoming international students, recent US immigrants, and US citizens living abroad adjust to the culture and educational system here - Act as a medium directing them to other on-campus resources and support groups - Share experiences, be mentors - Contact admitted students over the summer to answer their questions, provide relevant academic and non-academic information that they should be aware of, and make them feel welcome by building trust and friendship prior to their arrival, thus facilitating both their preparation for, and transition into, life at Williams - Provide insight into life at Williams to prospective students,==Goals==
through: * Assist incoming international students, recent US immigrants, and US citizens living abroad adjust to the culture and educational system here * Act as a medium directing them to other on-campus resources and support groups * Share experiences, be mentors * Contact admitted students over the summer to answer their questions, provide important academic and non-academic information, and make them feel welcome by building trust and friendship prior to their arrival* Provide insight into life at Williams to [[pre-frosh|prospective students]]
- Training the I-Peers on basic counseling skills regarding- dealing with culture shock, -comforting others on emotional issues, and-communicating ideas and information effectively, - Assignment of several I-Frosh to each I-Peer, with whom the I-Peer will remain in regular informal contact throughout the year- Weekly office hours in Paresky to provide I-Frosh with advice and assistance- Regular meeting of the I-Peers to discuss their experiences with the I-Frosh, as well as other relevant issues related to the student body- Social get-togethers for I-Frosh and I-Peers to facilitate the building of meaningful relationships- Presence of I-Peers at orientation events during First Days-Maintaining liaison with relevant administrative offices and student organizations of the College.==Practices==
* Train the I-Peers on basic counseling skills regarding
** dealing with culture shock,
** comforting others on emotional issues, and
** communicating ideas and information effectively
* Assignment of several I-Frosh to each I-Peer, with whom the I-Peer will remain in regular informal contact throughout the year
* Weekly office hours in [[Paresky Center|Paresky]] to provide I-Frosh with advice and assistance
* Regular meeting of the I-Peers to discuss their experiences with the I-Frosh, as well as other relevant issues related to the student body
* Social get-togethers for I-Frosh and I-Peers to facilitate the building of meaningful relationships
* Presence of I-Peers at orientation events during [[First Days]]
* Maintaining liaison with relevant administrative offices and student organizations of the College.
Our members and their countries ==Members==Listed in alphabetical order by first name, with country of origin:Ang Li (China) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/al1]Antoniya Aleksandrova (Bulgaria) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/taa1]Aom Wisa Kitichaiwat (Thailand) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10wk]Burge Abiral (Turkey) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ba1]Ceyhun Arslan (Turkey) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/cca1]Douglas Onyango (Kenya) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/doo1] Jasper Scheppe (Germany) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/jps1]Laura Huang (USA) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/lh1]Leanne Lin (Taiwan) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ll1]Ma Khin Pyi Son (Burma) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10mkp]Muhammad Liaquat (Pakistan) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/aal2]Petya Miteva (Bulgaria) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10ppm]Ran Bi (China) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/rb1]Rokimi Khawlhring (India) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/kk1]Tanvir Hussain (Bangladesh) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10tmh]Thuy Phung (Vietnam) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ttp1]Wentao Xiong (China) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/xx1]Yue-yi Hwa (Malaysia) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/yh2]Yuzhong (Jeffery) Meng (China) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ym1]Zhaoning (Nancy) Wang (China) [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/nw1]
*[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/al1 Ang Li] (China) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/taa1 Antoniya Aleksandrova] (Bulgaria)*[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10wk Aom Wisa Kitichaiwat] (Thailand)*[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ba1 Burge Abiral] (Turkey) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/cca1 Ceyhun Arslan] (Turkey) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/doo1 Douglas Onyango] (Kenya)*[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/gy1 Glenn G. Yong Zong Zheng] (Singapore)*[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/jps1 Jasper Scheppe] (Germany) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/lh1 Laura Huang] (USA) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ll1 Leanne Lin] (Taiwan) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10mkp Ma Khin Pyi Son] (Burma) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/aal2 Muhammad Asad Liaqat] (Pakistan) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/10ppm Petya Miteva] (Bulgaria) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/rb1 Ran Bi] (China) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/kk1 Rokimi Khawlhring] (India) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ttp1 Thuy Phung] (Vietnam) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/xx1 Wentao Xiong] (China) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/yh2 Yue-yi Hwa] (Malaysia) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/ym1 Yuzhong (Jeffery) Meng] (China) *[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view/nw1 Zhaoning (Nancy) Wang] (China) If you are interested to learn more about I-Peers, please contact Leanne (ll1@), Ceyhun (cca1@) or Tanvir (10tmh@).