Multi-faceted Mentoring in a Residential College Setting in Southern China


  • Katrine K. Wong Author


whole-person education, residential college, peer mentors, mentee-turned-mentor, China


Often discussed as a support system or strategy linked with academic, social, and emotional benefits for its par- ticipants, mentorship is conducted in increasingly more diverse forms, and the discussion thereof has gained much traction in multiple domains. In China, mentoring has re- ceived increasingly more attention in recent years. Holistic, non-discipline-specific discussion of mentoring in China’s tertiary education is an area that is worth exploring. This article introduces a much-needed perspective by offering an account of how multi-faceted mentoring in a non- discipline-specific context at a comprehensive university in southern China facilitates students’ personal, cultural, and academic growth and engagement.