Call for Applications - IPO Peer Partners

Starting April 24, 2019 - Ending April 24, 2020

IPO Peer Partners

The International Programmes Office (IPO) pairs visiting students with Regular (Undergraduate and Graduate) Students who are in excellent academic standing and are of good behaviour, as Peer Partners to enhance cross cultural experiences. IPO launched this programme in order to ensure that the International Students integrate properly in the university and the country at large.

As part of their activities, they go on city and campus tours, and attend events that display our rich Ghanaian culture including weddings, funerals and festivals. They also assist with airport pickup and drop-off, orientations, Welcome durbars and the annual International Week celebrations.

Peer partners are carefully selected and interviewed by staff of IPO before they are assigned the role.

 

Why Peer Partners?

The purpose of providing a peer partner is to help welcome the International students and affirm their decision to join the University of Ghana. A peer partner helps to reduce the initial confusion and uncertainty an international student may experience by being available to answer basic questions, facilitate connections, and assist in explaining and navigating the culture.

 

Selection Considerations

Understands and positively contributes to the University of Ghana

Expresses interest in being a peer partner

Demonstrates a positive attitude about the university

Good academic standing

Demonstrates good behaviour

Is well regarded, trusted and respected by others

Willingness and ability to be accessible to the international student

Maintains confidentiality

 

Expectations/ Job Descriptions

Every peer partner relationship will be unique based on the needs of each person, however, general understanding of your responsibilities and commitment is important to success. General responsibilities include:

- Assist with introductions and connections with others

- Assist with airport pickup and drop-off, orientations, durbars and the annual International Week celebrations

- Act as informational resource on general procedures, norms, day-to-day activities on campus

- Help International students integrate and understand the culture

- Assist with city and campus tours, and attend events that display our rich Ghanaian culture including weddings, funerals and festivals

- Provide the opportunity for international students to experience new things

 

To apply

Kindly send the following details to nspips@ug.edu.gh with the subject, PEER PARTNERS.

 

- Scanned copy of your student ID

- CV (maximum of 2 pages)

- Transcript

 

Deadline for submission is April 28th , 2019 at 23:59 hrs