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Housing and Residence Life

International Mentors

International Mentor Group Photo

International Mentors (IM) are Edmonds College Students that help support all international students living in our Homestay Program. IMs play an important role in extending the college’s mission and values to our international Homestay students in order to keep them connected to campus and help foster their success. 


Every quarter International Mentors draft biweekly emails to share campus announcements and events that may interest our Homestay students. In addition, IMs have weekly drop in times in the Community Room at Rainier Place where students are welcomed to meet and talk about their homestay experience. Visit the Housing Office at Rainier Place for details or stop us if you see us around campus. We are here to help!

What do mentors do?

  • Answer questions about the international student experience overall;
    Help international students struggling with culture shock;
  • Provide references to campus and community resources; and
  • Generally be a friendly face for students adjusting to new surroundings.

IMs are not meant to replace professional staff on campus; however, IMs can help connect students to their advisors and other resources on campus.

Connect with us!

Whether you are thinking about coming to the U.S. to study for the first time or even a current student at Edmonds College, we are happy to answer any questions you have about being an international student at Edmonds College.

Please remember that IMs are also international students and are unable to answer any advising, admissions, or housing application questions at this address.

Email us at:

Come to our Drop-in Hours below

IM Drop-In Times:

IMs are available in the Rainier Place Housing Office during the times below. If you want to meet with an IM, but cannot make these times, just check in with the Housing Office or email us and and we can arrange an appointment.


  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 4-5 p.m.


  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Meet the IMs of 2018-19

Dai Aika


 Hayden Daniel
Hayden Daniel