Project AIM: International Student Success

Project AIM

Project AIM

AIM for a successful transition into your first year of college with Project AIM!


Project AIM is a 9-month peer mentoring program   supporting international freshmen for their success. Pillars include college transition, life adjustment in the United States, cultural assimilation, academic excellence, and career development through a social and intellectual learning environment outside of the classroom.

Programs and Services

  • Interaction with Mentors: Peer mentors offer consistent academic, social, cultural, and personal support to their mentees, including practice speaking English via all possible communication channels and in-person meetings. 
  • Academic Success and Career Development: Peer mentors offer individual coaching and guidance to mentees on academic achievement and career preparation utilizing campus resources.
  • Cultural Diversity Programming: Peer mentors invite mentees to participate in on-campus, cross-cultural activities and DiverCity events in New York City, which celebrates the diversity of our students and our nation.
  • Vincentian Mission and Social Action: Peer mentors and mentees conduct community service projects as a group to experience the Vincentian tradition of serving the poor and taking action to better society.
  • Immigration Regulations Workshops: Peer mentors and mentees with F-1 or J-1 status are invited to immigration regulations workshops presented by University international student advisors and immigration attorneys, who discuss CPT, OPT, H1B, Traveling, Maintaining Status, and other updated immigration policies.

Asian Alliance: A New GenerAsian Lights The Way


Asian Alliance is to unite Asian and Asian American members of the University with the purpose of fostering equity and inclusion within the diverse communities at St. John’s. Asian Alliance strives to build bridges across communities, to strengthen network, to empower leadership and professional development, and to advocate Asian cultural awareness.

Programs and Collaborations

  • Monthly Roundtable: Asian students, faculty members, and administrators and staff congregate to discuss concerns and issues that are related to campus life and social justice in Asian society.
  • Professional Training: Members will participate in professional training; topics include but not limit to leadership development, career preparation, cultural diversity and inclusion, and student wellness.
  • Collaboration: Members will benefit from working with the university communities
    • Academic Departments: educational seminars, academic conferences,
    • Office of Equity and Inclusion: intergroup dialogues, identity-based discussions
    • Division of Student Affairs: events and programs sponsored by student organizations, Student Government Inc, Campus Activities, Student Wellness, University Career Services

For more information

Please contact
Ching-Wen Rosa Yen
Director, International Student Development
[email protected]
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