Global Peer Assistant

Global Peer Assistant 

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Global Peer Assistant

The Global Peer Assistant (GPA) Program supports new international students in academic, social, and cultural engagement through peer support and programmatic efforts. This is achieved through three important strategies:

  1. Comprehensive Greeting: create welcome kits and handouts for incoming students, greet students as they arrive at their dorms or apartments, and connect students to university orientation efforts. This will be done the week before classes start
  2. Building Relationships: A GPA will be assigned to a group of students, which they should maintain contact with throughout the semester. The GPA will be a “first friend” and a person to answer questions about life at UNL. Interaction includes inviting students to upcoming events and referring to International Student Success Navigators if necessary. 
  3. Programming: ISSO creates programs to help international students acclimatize to UNL and US culture and develop relationships with other students. GPAs have the responsibility to plan and execute these events that will provide connections to domestic students, and traditional American students can learn about other cultures. 

A full job description and applications will be open on Handshake from February 17th until March 6th  at 11:55 PM. Questions about the position can be directed to Nakell Baker at 

Students interested in applying can also attend one of the three informational sessions offered!

*All sessions will take place in Seaton Hall 316*

  • Monday, February 24th: 9-10 AM
  • Wednesday, February 26th: 10-11 AM
  • Friday, February 28th: 2-3 PM