The mission of the Peer Mentor Program at UAC is to help first semester students adjust to student life by providing guidance to new students through their transition into college life and help make the most of their UAC experience.
Peer Mentors are “students helping students”. These campus leaders serve as role models, advisors, mentors, campus resource experts, and trusted points of contact for University of Utah Asia Campus students throughout their first semester. Peer Mentors work collaboratively with UAC faculty, staff and administrators while assisting first-year students in solving problems and getting involved on campus.
UAC students in good academic standing a 2.7 or above cumulative GPA with one or more completed semesters may apply. Selected peer mentors must exhibit strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, self-motivation and be interested in helping others. The application process will take place in May each year and selected Peer Mentors will serve for the next academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).
All new students are assigned a Peer Mentor who they will meet during Orientation. This Peer Mentor will serve as a resource for their students throughout their first semester. Peer mentors will also plan programs to help first semester students adjust to life at UAC. They will also serve as orientation leaders.
The 2016-2017 Peer Mentors are as follows:
Boyoung Kim, Major: Communication, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Jaini Yoon, Major: Communication, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Ha Young Kim, Major: Communication, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Yoo Jeong Ko, Major: Social Work, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Lindsey Kyong Jin Lee, Major: Psychology, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Somi Ryu, Major: Communication, Entering Semester: Spring 2016
Ye Sul Ahn, Major: Psychology, Entering Semester: Fall 2015