International Orientation Assistant

International Orientation leader

What's an international orientation assistant?

New student orientation is the process of assisting first year students in making the transition to the academic and cultural environment of Calvin College. Orientation Assistants play an integral role in this process by assisting in the running of International Passport, participating in all the orientation activities with the new students, and continuing to be supportive and positive role models throughout the school year.


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Who can apply?

Any Calvin student with the following characteristics may apply for the Orientation Assistant position:

  • Has citizenship outside the US or Canada or has had significant international experience
  • Has interest in and commitment to helping new students make a smooth and successful adjustment to Calvin
  • Shows a willingness to exercise gifts of creativity, hospitality, and service
  • Possesses general understanding of Calvin's campus environment (current or previous experience in orientation, a student organization, student leadership, or campus office is highly desirable)
  • Demonstrates confidence and maturity in interpersonal relationships
  • Strives to manifest Christian commitment in thought, word, and deed
  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Maintains full-time student status at Calvin and fulfills the college's eligibility requirements for participation in campus activities as reflected in the Student Handbook.