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International Peer Mentor Program

The International Peer Mentor Program provides peer mentors to new international students during their adjustment to life in the U.S. and at Pellissippi State Community College during their first semester on campus. Mentors serve as a reassuring voice of support and information for the new students by meeting one-on-one with new international students.



  • To offer hospitality to our newest international students
  • To serve as a source of cultural information about life in the U.S
  • To serve as a source of information about institutional procedures
  • To connect international students to campus and community resources (people, offices, services, businesses, etc.)
  • To introduce international students to other college students

Please submit the peer mentor application (PDF) to Patricia Higgins in the J.L. Goins Administration Building Admissions Office on the Hardin Valley Campus or by email at

Contact Us

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Patricia J. Higgins, PDSO

International Admissions Specialist
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies
Fax: 865-539-7660
Goins Administration Building, Room 204D
Hardin Valley Campus