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Peer Advisor

What does the academic term Peer Advisor mean in higher education?

Peer Advisor

Peer Advisor definition

Short Definition

Peer Advisor is a student who provides advice and guidance to other students, often related to academic or personal matters.

In-depth Overview

Peer Advisor

Long definition: A peer advisor is a student or individual who provides guidance, support and information to their fellow students in an educational setting. They offer advice on academic, personal and social matters, helping other students navigate their educational journey more successfully. Peer advisors typically have experience in the same institution or program and can offer valuable insights and perspectives.

Etymology: The term "peer advisor" combines "peer", meaning someone of the same age or status and "advisor", denoting a person who offers advice or guidance. It emphasizes the role of students helping their peers.

Synonyms or related academic terms:

  • Student Mentor
  • Student Advisor
  • Peer Mentor

Examples of Use:

  • As a peer advisor, she helps incoming freshmen choose their courses and adjust to college life.
  • The peer advisor program has been instrumental in improving student retention rates.
  • Peer advisors play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community and support among students.

Spanish: Asesor Entre Pares
French: Conseiller Étudiant
German: Studentischer Berater
Italian: Consulente Studentesco
Portuguese: Orientador Estudantil
Japanese: ピアアドバイザー (Pia Adobaizā)
Chinese (Simplified): 同龄导师 (Tónglíng Dǎoshī)
Hindi: सहकर्मी सलाहकार (Sahakarmī Salāhakār)

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