One of the best ways to combat reverse culture shock is to get involved with activities on campus. Below you will find many opportunities here at Bentley to share your international experience with others!
Bentley Organizations and Activities
Study Abroad Peer Advisor
Want to share your experience and help your peers going abroad? Become a Study Abroad Peer Advisor where you can volunteer at different events thoughout the year to promote studying abroad!
Host an Exchange Student
Want to welcome and help out an exchange student here at Bentley like those who welcomed you in your host country? Residence Life is providing an amazing opportunity to host an exchange student in your dorm! Volunteers are able to sign up to have exchange students live with them each semester. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to find out more information!
International Buddy Network
International Education Week / CultureFest is a national event held each year in mid to late November. Offices and organizations throughout Bentley come together to promote awareness and understanding of people and cultures from around the world through events and presentations. Contact the Center for International Students and Scholars or Student Life for more information.
International Student Association
Open to all Bentley students, this club has been organized to provide an opportunity for communication and friendship between international and domestic students in order to create exchange among all Bentley students and to enrich campus life with different ideas and activities. For more information, contact Center for International Students and Scholars (781.891.2829).
International Education Week/ Culture Fest
International Education Week/ Culture Fest is a national event held each year in the beginning to mid November. Offices and organizations throughout Bentley come together to promote awareness and understanding of people and cultures from around the world through events and presentations. Contact the Center for International Students and Scholars, Student life or the Office of International Education for more information.
Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC)
Keep your newly-acquired language skills alive - and learn more! The Center for Languages and International Collaboration offers foreign language tutors, multimedia and online language instruction, international broadcasts, and more.
First Year Seminar Facilitator
Bring your new international outlook and familiar Bentley ideals to first year students by teaching as a First-Year Seminar facilitator. Students are joined with a faculty or staff member to teach this once a week course for the fall semester. The objective of the course is to give first year students the skills to grow and take advantage of what college has to offer them. Facilitators need to have a 2.5, be able to commit to several full-day training sessions and weekly classroom time. Contact the Office of Academic Services for details and an application.
Bentley Ambassadors have the privilege of introducing Bentley University to high school students investigating their college/university options. Through campus tours, given daily, ambassadors show prospective students all that Bentley University can offer students towards education, careers, social life, personal interests and opportunities such as study abroad. For more information and an application, contact the Admission Office at 781.891.2244.
Spend the end of your summer welcoming new first year students to Bentley and make a difference helping both international and domestic students adjust to college life and make new friends. For more information contact Student Life at 781.891.2360.
Festival of Colors
The Festival of Colors is an event hosted by the International Student Association and designed to introduce the Bentley community to the various countries and cultures that are home to our international students. Returning study abroad students are encouraged to join in and represent their home country or the country where they studied. For more information, contact the Center for International Students and Scholars (781.891.2829).
Bentley Asian Students' Association, Bentley Association of Chinese Students, Cape Verdean Student Association, South Asian Student Association, International Business Association, International Club, Bentley Model United Nations, La Cultura Latina, and more. For more information, contact Student Life at 781.891.2360.
Service-Learning projects enable students to gain valuable career experience while contributing to important community interests. Everyone involved benefits - community organizations profit from students' developing expertise and students add skill and experience to their resumes. For more information, contact the Service-Learning Center in Morison 101.
Diversity Affairs Board
The Diversity Affairs Board (DAB) operates as a function of Bentley's Student Government Association and works to promote diversity awareness on campus. Their primary goal is to bridge the gaps of communication among such a diverse community as Bentley. The DAB emphasizes having a membership that is representative of the entire Bentley student body so as to aid in promoting the importance of experiencing the benefits of a diverse community. For more information, contact Student Life at 781.891.2360.