Thank you for your interest an International Student/Third Culture Kid (TCK) partner position with the I-Connect Program at University of Puget Sound.

The selection process includes two aspects: a group interview, and a very short written application.

  • Group Interview - date is typically in late Spring 
  • Online application - the application is typically available in early May

Position Description

General Responsibilities

  • Establish contact with assigned student(s) over the summer via e-mail
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned student by ways of informal biweekly check-in meeting
  • Be available as an active resource for assigned student(s)
  • Attend and participate fully in 1-2 events each semester for the entire I-Connect Program
  • Assist in evaluation of the program
  • Optional: Assist with assigned Orientation Week activities and events (i.e. Airport Shuttles, Move-in Day Shuttles, etc.)


  • Hold a current GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Plan to be enrolled at Puget Sound for the entire following academic year

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • An appreciation for and interest in cultural differences
  • Leadership skills to interact positively and encourage involvement of international students and TCKs
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member with other mentors, international students and TCKs
  • The ability to make sound, independent judgments and decisions, solve problems, and improvise
  • Willingness to be a role model and uphold university policies and expectations