About IMP

Overview

IMP is devoted to facilitating the transition of international students to life on Brown's campus and the United States.

History

A student initiated the International Mentoring Program in 1999 to offer peer support to incoming international students at Brown.  The students in the program also helped create International Orientation.  IMP had changed throughout the years as the international student community and applicants grew at Brown.  In 2006, international orientation became an extension of orientation with international students arriving several days ahead of the start of general orientation.  In 2011, IMP supported approximately 220 new internationals and expanded to a four-day program.

IMP by the Numbers*

Number of participating students:   260

Number of represented countries:    62

Most represented countries:

  1. China
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. South Korea
  5. India

Colorful Guides: IMP Mentors guide students and family members through campusColorful Guides: IMP Mentors guide students and family members through campus

*Based on 2012 Orientation