Do you wish you could expereince different cultures from around the world?
The Global Monarch Club (GMC) promotes an intercultural experience for domestic and international students, through a mentorship program. It helps them navigate through a global society by learning about various cultures. The GMC provides a welcoming atmosphere for new students to the ODU community. Many new students, especially internationals, undergo a phenomenon called "culture shock". For most of them, it is their first time setting foot outside their home city, or home country-in the case of international students. GMC was established to help transition these students into the new environment. This is done by a one-to-one interaction basis, and also through events coordinated by the Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR). The GMC is the best place to enchance your intercultural engagement and diversity.
Mentors are current ODU students who wish to help and welcome new international students to ODU.
Benefits of becoming a Mentor:
- Explore the world without leaving ODU
- Enhance intercultural communication skills
- Make new friends
- Enhance their resumes
- Reconnect with a country you visited or connect with a country you are interested in visiting.
- Engage in leadership opportunities.
Become a Mentor:
- Submit application online
- Come for an interview
- Sign agreement
- Be a part of the team!
Mentees are new students to ODU who wish to
interact and engage with people from different cultures, through the mentorship program.
Mentor-on-the-Go is a mandatory online form which briefly describes Mentors
interaction with their mentees, on a monthly basis. Please fill your monthly
A list of GMC Administrators & GMC Executive Members.