Global Friends Mentor Scheme

We invite all international students joining us for a period of study abroad to join our Global Friends Mentor Scheme to help them settle in to life in the city.

Under the scheme we will match an incoming study abroad student with a Manchester student who has been on a period of study abroad themselves, and who can provide advice, information and friendship.

Mentors help their mentees with a range of practical issues, giving information on facilities at The University of Manchester and about the city, but mostly they provide a friendly face for the incoming student. Interaction can take place through informal face-to-face meetings, via email or by telephone.

We put mentors and mentees in touch with each other before the semester begins so that you can correspond by email before your arrival in the UK. You'll then be invited to a welcome event in the first few weeks of the semester, where you can meet your mentor in person.

We will provide registration information to all study abroad students after we have received your application.

Please email for further details on the scheme.