As a HELLO! team member, you will be one of the very first people at EMU with whom the international student interacts. Their first impression of you can make a big difference on many levels; you have a great opportunity to help a new student feel welcome and transition to their new environment!

The HELLO! program is designed to help new international students transition to life at EMU. HELLO! team members are able to connect with new students through:

  • weekly blog posts about life at EMU and respond to comments. Topics can include:
    • What is EMU like? What is Ypsilanti like?
    • What are some fun things to do/ see in the area?
    • Are there any good restaurants in the area?
    • What is living on or near campus like?
    • Why did you choose to study at EMU?
  • 2-3 video chat sessions throughout the summer.
  • meeting and welcoming new students at the welcome table near OIS just before classes begin.

The HELLO! team will attend a 1 hour training and will decide who would like to write blog posts on the various topics (1-3 per month), participate in the chat sessions and host the welcome table.

If you are interested, please fill out the application. You will be notified by email if you have been accepted, and of upcoming training dates.

For any questions, please contact Emily Boerman at eboerman@emich.edu.

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