Information for Parents
Congratulations on your child’s admission to IE University. As he/she prepares to leave for university, you might have as many questions and concerns as your son or daughter about this next step that is both important and significant toward full adulthood.
The IE University Mentorship Society is a volunteer and complementary service that the department of Counseling offers to first-year students in order to provide answers to those questions. Applying to be part of the Mentorship Society comes with numerous benefits. Our Mentors are selected for their openness and friendliness, in addition to their active engagement in IEU life and desire to help others. In this way, Mentees have a head start in building friendships and a wide base of IEU know-how through an active participation in Mentor-led activities. At the same time, they learn to voice their triumphs and struggles in a supportive environment, one in which the values and the philosophy that characterize our community are passed down from one generation to the next. It is perhaps no surprise that many of our Mentees apply to become Mentors in their second year.
As parents, knowing that your son or daughter is a member of the Mentorship Society provides an additional benefit: the reassurance that he or she will be looked after by an experienced student during the Fall term of the first year at IEU.
We believe the different components of the Mentorship Society speed up the student’s adaptation process toward full integration at IE University. In essence, it is in the student’s desire to share, learn and grow from the experience that we see its immense value.
IEU Counseling Director