Become AID mentor!
Would you as a Wageningen student like to experience the AID again? Then you can become a mentor!
As a current student you have the chance to become a mentor and show our new students what it is like to study in Wageningen. The only criteria a mentor has to meet is that you have to follow the mentor training .
Types of mentors
There are two types of mentors:
- BSc mentors: a BSc-group consists of both Dutch and international bachelor students, who will start their bachelor in September. It is your job to give these students a warm welcome in Wageningen, and to make their start in Wageningen as easy and nice as possible.
- PLEASE NOTE: Every year too many students sign up to become a BSc mentor. Therefore we do a draw of the mentor couples that signed up. After your registration, you will receive a message when the draw for BSc mentors has been completed and whether your couple has been drawn.
- MSc mentors: a MSc-group consists of master students from all over the world. Dutch and international students are mixed into a group. It is your job to make them feel at home in Wageningen, in the Dutch culture and to make their start in Wageningen as easy and nice as possible.
Responsibilities of being a mentor
- Before the AID: get in contact with all people within your group, and start for example a group WhatsApp. It is important to make your group feel like they have nothing to worry about before the AID. Ask them if they have a place to sleep and a bicycle. Help them find this if they do not have this yet. Preferable, students without a place to sleep, can sleep at the place of someone in their group - but not at your place. Besides, you can refer them to the websites of the student associations. They often offer a place to sleep for AID participants in their association houses. The AID also provides a campsite where students can camp with their own tent if they do not have a place to sleep yet! More information about the AID campsite can be found HERE.
- During the AID: be there for your group! Register your group for activities. be on time and guide your group. Also make sure to be an objective mentor! Show your group all associations and all possibilities in Wageningen, so not only the places that you like and know. Everybody is different!
- After the AID: lots of groups stay in contact after the AID. You do not have to initiate this yourself, every group can make this decision themselves.
As mentioned before, you need to attend the mentor training. During this mentor training you and your fellow mentor will learn how to guide a group and deal with certain situations. You will learn all the important things of being a mentor in a fun way! You'll receive more info when you sign up!
Any questions left? Contact us!