By applying to become an international student or TCK mentor, you are committing to maintain regular contact with your assigned student by way of informal bi-weekly check-in meetings, which usually takes from 15 to 30 minutes. These meetings are as flexible as you and your assigned student desire them to be: they can range from email exchanges to in-person meetings, such as going to lunch or attending a campus event together. While International Club and International Programs will provide a list of possible events for you and your partner to attend, you are free to choose other activities suitable to you and your international student or TCK’s interests. It is important to take into consideration that some students may require more guidance than others, thus, more time and effort will be expected from their partners. Keep in mind that summer and early fall communication should be more regular to help ease the transition of the international student or TCK into the Puget Sound community.