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BYU-Idaho recently launched a program to help new students learn about BYU-Idaho from their peers.

February 17, 2017
Writer: Mackenzie Holbrook

BYU-Idaho recently launched a peer-instruction program to help new students get more acclimated to life in college from their own peers, rather than paid professors.

Mark Orchard, the faculty member who heads the program, said the program has been in the works since President Clark Gilbert initially started at the university in 2006 because going to work as the president and CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media.

"This has been something that President Gilbert was pretty passionate about, years ago," Orchard said.

He said it gives students a chance to learn people their own age.

"It's an opportunity for students to get some leadership experience in teaching," Orchard said.

Click below to listen to the full interview with Mark Orchard.