International Student Counselors

Each year 10 exceptional student leaders are selected to serve as an International Student Counselor. The International Student Counselors are dedicated to enhancing the international student experience at St. Olaf. International Student Counselors facilitate International Student Orientation and are a valued resource to incoming international students. Additionally, International Student Counselors provide interactive programs throughout the academic year to enhance internationalization on campus.



  • Serve as an International Student Counselor for the entire academic year.
  • Be present at all training sessions, International Student Orientation program, International Student Banquet and other required events.
  • Attend Bi-weekly meeting with the International Student Counselors and International Student Coordinator.
  • Minimum of 2.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of St. Olaf campus resources.
  • Reliable, responsible, flexible, positive, willingness to help, and strong communication skills.
  • Support and encourage all International Student Life staff members.


  • Support and encourage all new international students throughout their transition to campus.
  • Serve as a leader and role model to all international students.
  • Establish and  maintain open communication with International Student Coordinator
  • Assist in the development and implementation of International Student Life programs and events.
  • Communicate effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Lead a small group of new international students and aquatint them with U.S culture, campus resources, and other activities and opportunities available at St. Olaf.
  • Reach out w to assigned new international students over the summer.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Dates 

  • Spring Training
  • International Student Orientation Training
  • International Student Orientation Program
  • International Student Banquet