International Relations Office

Mentoring

Mentoring

 

Student mentoring at the University of Navarra is defined as a one-to-one relationship between a student and a faculty mentor. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student who is in need of a positive role model.
Mentoring is a service that seeks to improve students' academic performance and to facilitate their participation in college life. The mentor offers career advice, outlining available options and avenues for further education. Mentors help students to plot cultural and personal goals leading to a more personal and efficient form of education.

Mentoring is not merely an occasional activity aimed at meeting a specific need at a given point in time. And it is by no means meaningful only when the student has serious academic needs. It is a channel for an ongoing relationship between faculty and students, which benefits both.

Faculty look after students by means of occasional interviews or through scheduled meetings that take place on a regular basis. Regularity is essential if mentoring is to be of any use.

 

Buddy Program

Additionally, TECNUN has the Buddy Program.

The Buddy program matches new international students with current Tecnun students. The buddy is here to help you settle in during your first weeks in San Sebastián. With this program you can get first hand advice from students, some of whom are international students and have been in your position. You will also be in contact with them before you arrive, so any questions that you may have will be answered before you leave your country.