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Office of International Programs

Senior International Assistants


Senior International Assistant Requirements & Responsibilities:

Serving as a Senior International Assistant is a great opportunity to develop your leadership abilities and serve the needs of all incoming international students. The SIA position is a twelve month position beginning in June and ending the following May. The following is a list of responsibilities that the Senior International Assistant must fulfill:

  • Work ten hours a week from June 2-August 22 in the Office of International Programs
  • Coordinate the Fall and Winter International Student Orientation schedule
  • Work with the Student Orientation Coordinators to ensure international students are well integrated in New Student Orientation
  • Assist in the pairing of International Assistants and incoming international students
  • Oversee IAs during International Student Orientations as well as New Student Orientation in the Fall.
  • Mentor IAs on the best ways to assist their international students throughout the school year.
  • Coordinate social and cultural events for the International Assistant Program participants to attend.
  • Other than being assigned international students to mentor, SIAs must fulfill all other responsibilities that IAs fulfill.
  • This requires a commitment to assisting with June Orientation planning and implementation if needed.
  • The Senior International Assistant may be assigned international students if there is an excess of international students compared to International Assistants.