Housing and Residence Life

International Mentors

IM Group

International Mentors (IM) are Edmonds CC Students that help support all international students living in in our Homestay Program. IMs play an important role in extending the college’s mission and values to our international Homestay students in order to keep them connected to campus and help foster their success. IMs also partner with the RAs in the Residence Halls to coordinate our Living Learning Communities.

Mentor Matching

Each new homestay student is assigned to an IM in their first quarter, but all international students are welcome to seek out a mentor with questions or concerns. IMs will check in with the new students at the start of each quarter and periodically throughout the quarter to see how things are going. In addition to individual check-ins, IMs will have open drop in times each week in the Community Room at Rainier place where any student can come to meet with an IM. Visit the Housing Office at Rainier Place for details or stop one of us if you see us around campus. We are here to help!

What do mentors do?

  • Answer questions about the international student experience overall;
  • Help international students struggling with culture shock;
  • Provide references to campus and community resources; and
  • Generally be a friendly face for students adjusting to new surroundings.
  • Coordinate monthly events based on each of our Living Learning Communities

IMs are not meant to replace professional staff on campus; however, IMs can help connect students to their advisors and other resources on campus.

Connect with us!

Whether you are thinking about coming to the U.S. to study for the first time or even a current student at Edmonds CC, we are happy to answer any questions you have about being an international student at Edmonds CC.

Please remember that IMs are also international students and are unable to answer any advising, admissions, or housing application questions at this address. 

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Come to our Drop-in Hours below

Drop in times Fall 2018:

IMs are available at the Rainier Place Community Room during the times below. If you want to meet with an IM, but cannot make these times, just check in with the Housing Office or email us and and we can arrange an appointment.


  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 4-5 p.m.


  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Meet the IMs of 2018-19

Dylan Aika
Dylan Aika
 Hayden  Daniel
Hayden Daniel
 Rose Dai 
Rose  Dai