ASU Global Guides

ASU Global Guides

ASU Global Guide Program

The ASU Global Guides program is a volunteer peer mentorship program that pairs current American and international student leaders with new international students. The goal of the program is to help new international student transition to life at ASU and help build a strong community on campus. It teaches strong intercultural communication, leaderships skills and creates strong allies – and advocates – for international student engagement.

Global Guides answer questions, provide valuable “need to know” ASU Information and most importantly, serve as a friendly point of contact for new students.

New Students

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Global Guides can help you transition to ASU by answering your questions, taking you to events and helping you get involved in the Sun Devil community!
Request a Global Guide

Are you interested in being an ASU Global Guide mentor?

Global Guide with Group of Students

As a Global Guide mentor, you play a crucial role helping connect new international students to the Sun Devil community on their respective campus, different cultures and one another. You will also gain invaluable skills and experiences that will help shape your future, both personally and professionally and have a lot of fun in the process.

Global Guide Criteria

  • Must be a current ASU student who has completed at least one semester on campus
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA as an undergraduate student or 3.0 as a graduate student
  • Must attend one Global Guide Mentor Training session
  • Should be willing to commit to the program for a full semester

Throughout the semester

  • Meet in person with your mentees
  • Maintain email or phone communication with your mentees to support their transition
  • Volunteer at ISE events, such as Football 101, Devils Detour, International Student Convocation and more
  • Invite questions from your mentee group and answer them in a positive and professional manner
  • Stay updated about the programs offered by International Student Engagement and Student & Cultural Engagement and send out personal emails to remind your mentees about such events
  • Attend workshops to help increase your ability to build a community, intercultural skills and communication


  • Have tons of fun getting to know people from around the world
  • Become a recognizable leader within the international community at Arizona State University
  • Gain interpersonal skills, understand people better and develop skills in how to motivate people
  • Develop strong intercultural communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Gain references for future job prospects
  • Attend free training on intercultural communication, culture shock and leadership

Examples of events and activities throughout the semester that Global Guides could attend with their mentees:

Apply to be a Global Guide