CWSN facilitates a mentorship program between undergraduate students from Latin America and graduate students in the US.
This program is designed to help students to deepen their knowledge on water and different environmental issues, while providing useful information to those interested in pursuing graduate studies in water-related degrees in the US.
We have individually partnered students with a mentor based on their combined technical interests. Each month we host an interactive video webinar for all mentees and mentors.
Benefits for mentees
Receive mentorship at no cost. This program is totally free.
Participate in monthly webinars about different topics.
Know first-hand information about what it is like to pursue grad schools in the US.
Talk about the science behind water related issues and the environment.
Improve your curriculum.
Improve your English by participating in our English Practice Sessions.
Mentees can apply to our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in a top tier university in the US.
Mentees can apply to our 𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 which provides funding for a community-based project, graduate school preparation (e.g., GRE or TOEFL classes), or any other academic activity.
Mentees that complete the program will received a diploma.
Benefits for mentors
This program can be a great resource to build leadership and communication skills, strengthen a CV/resume, increase cultural awareness, and network with other mentors from around the US. Last year we had participants in the program from 27 different institutions.
You will also have the opportunity to lead at least one discussion session during the program.
Attend our monthly webinar.
Attend one of the monthly discussion groups.
Participation in at least 5 of the syllabus activities
Commit to at least one hour per month of conversation with your mentor/mentee.
Complete one of the challenges given during webinars.
Complete the monthly survey.
Monthly webinar schedule: Every 3rd week
Discussion schedule: The week following our monthly webinar
How to succeed in this program
Be motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive.
Ask questions, don't be shy.
Stay in touch with your mentor/mentee.
Practice your English skills.