*This is a Nunn School student-run program of the International Affairs Student Organization (IASO). If you have any questions or want more information, contact Evan Long at 770-851-7686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.*
If you are an incoming Summer or Fall 2017 Freshman:
We invite you to participate in the inaugural year of the Sam Nunn Pairing Program. In this program, you will be matched with a current student in your major (INTA/EIA/IAML) that you will have the opportunity to sit down with at least twice in the Fall semester. Through the guidance and advice of your pair, you’ll learn how to excel as a student in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. We are a small program at Georgia Tech, and many students can point to an older individual they met their first semester that helped them navigate class schedule, study abroad, professors, research, organizations, and more. This program will provide you with advice and guidance from students like you and foster community in the Sam Nunn school.
Once assigned, your pair will reach out to you and set up a meeting and start sharing their experiences as an international affairs student. Sign up before August 16th to take part in this program and start your time at Georgia Tech strongly.
Sign up here.
If you are a rising Junior or Senior INTA, IAML or EIA student:
Want to meet more students in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs? Want to help promote community in the Ivan Allen College? Want to make a lasting impact in the life of a younger student? Want to share your experiences and make a new friend?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should take part in the inaugural Sam Nunn Pairing Program.
There are nearly 60 incoming INTA/EIA/IAML students starting their Georgia Tech experience in two months. The goal of the Sam Nunn Pairing Program is to connect each of these first-years with a current student in the Sam Nunn School that can provide them with valuable advice on how to excel as an student of international affairs.
Apply at this link, by July 29th, and you will be paired with a rising freshman in your major. You will be required to meet with them a minimum of 2 times, once at the beginning of the semester and once before registration for spring classes. There is no in person training or extra meetings required, however ideally you and your pair will develop a friendship that will last beyond their first semester at Georgia Tech. with the Topics of these meetings can vary, but the overall goal is to provide first-years valuable advice on classes, professors, programs, and professional experiences. We want them to get excited about their upcoming years as a Sam Nunn School of International Affairs student.
You will be given a manual in August with some FAQs and other important information you should be familiar with. You will also need to fill out a form confirming that you’ve met with your pair.
This program is aimed at upperclassman (rising 3rd years and up), but rising 2nd years are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to older students.
If you feel like you simply don’t know enough to be a part of this program, don’t worry – we will provide you with most of the hard information you might need. We want you to share your experience as a student of International Affairs, and everyone’s equipped for that.
Once you apply and are accepted as a pair, you will be matched with a rising freshman based on both of your majors and interests.