Global Lions Mentor Program

Global Lions Mentor Program

Welcome to the Global Lions Mentor (GLM) Program! This peer mentorship program provides an opportunity for international and domestic students, to experience what it is like to create a positive impact on a fellow student’s life. The role of such mentors is to serve as a voluntary guide to new international students. The mentors help the incoming students effectively, as they transition into the Penn State Harrisburg campus community by sharing and imparting wisdom, skills, and providing adequate support. Mentor recruitment takes place via e-mail invitation at the beginning of the spring semester of each academic year.

The application to participate, as a mentee, is open to incoming international students prior to arriving at Penn State Harrisburg. The Global Lions Mentor staff will email new international students the application form once they are accepted into the university.

All new international students, in their first semester, are eligible for the GLM program. Once mentees complete the application to join the program, they will be introduced to their assigned Global Lion Mentor. We look forward to you joining the GLM program and experiencing the multiple benefits the program has to offer!


In conjunction with student life, the GLM program will facilitate, equip leadership skills, and support personal growth and development through opportunity for involvement in a variety of activities. It provides a social network for mentors and mentees in the GLM program while contributing to the Penn State Harrisburg vision for global learning and internationalization of campus.


The objective of the GLM program is to support new international students with their transition into Penn State Harrisburg’s campus life, and foster community engagement and interaction.


To provide leadership to the Global Lion Mentor (hereinafter GLM) program at Penn State Harrisburg, facilitating development of the mentor relationships between mentors and mentee in order for the student to achieve the program goals and its objective, while supporting the students to be successful in meeting their own goals as they transition into a new environment.