G'Local: Mentors for International Students

Center for International and Cultural Education

G'Local is a program that matches new international students with US students to form a co-mentorship program where each student learns from each other.

How it works:

  • Each first-year international student who signs up is matched with a U.S. student, usually a sophomore, junior or senior
  • U.S. students encourage new international mentees to get involved, both socially and academically 
  • International students learn about campus activities, events, and ideas they may not have found easily on their own
  • U.S. students learn from the international students' unique perspectives on life and culture here
  • Both students learn about each other’s cultures and backgrounds

Why participate in G'Local?

  • Make friends
  • Learn something new about another culture
  • Contribute to the intercultural community on campus
  • Prepare for the global workplace


Applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be available July 2019.

For more information, contact the G’Local team at glocal@gustavus.edu.