Navegando Peer Mentoring Program

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Enrich your educational experience by participating in College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Navegando Peer Mentoring Program. Connecting returning students with first-year students, the Navegando Peer Mentoring Program provides academic support, opportunities for cultural exploration, and social connections for Hispanic students at the College.

Any first-year Hispanic students interested in participating in the program will be assigned a Navegando Mentor and are encouraged to participate in Student Engagement events.  

    Navegando Mentors

    Navegando Mentors assist new students by:

    • creating a welcoming and informative environment
    • assisting in the transition to college by helping students learn about campus and the CWI community
    • serving as resources for students for information on academic policies and programs, social organizations, campus life, and curricular/co-curricular activities
    • modeling creative, intellectual inquiry
    • serving as academic and social role models
    • exploring the rich arrays of opportunities at CWI
    • utilizing CWI campus resources
    • and promoting  Student Engagement events, programming, and services.


    Students interested in applying to be a Navegando Mentor must: 

    • be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in the fall semester and six (6) credits in the spring semester
    • have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • be degree seeking and have one (1) year at CWI completed, CTE Programs welcome (pending schedule ability)
    • and identify as Hispanic or be interested in learning about the Hispanic Culture.


    As a Navegando Mentor, you will be responsible to:

    • attend Navegando Mentor Orientation in the summer
    • and complete mentee log week before an event   the week after an event.

    Students selected as Navegando Mentors will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their first year!

    Become a Navegando Mentor

    2023-2024 Navegando Mentors


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