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Ambassador

Study Abroad Ambassador Program

Online Application
APPLICATION CLOSED for Fall 2017. Applications will reopen on December 11 for the next cycle.

2017-2018 Application Deadline

Please submit your application by the following deadlines:

  • September 6 – Ambassadors who submit by this deadline will be expected to commit for the full Academic Year.
  • January 15 – Ambassadors who submit by this deadline will be expected to commit for the spring semester, with the potential to renew.
Eligibility
  • Must be a BSU Study Abroad program alum (any short term, semester, academic year or summer program)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA upon application that must be maintained throughout participation in program
  • Must be in good judicial standing with the Office of Student Conduct
Requirements
  • Program commitment is for the academic year starting in September (for spring applicants the commitment is February – September with renewal potential).  We expect an Ambassador to commit approximately 10-15 hours each semester, though we will be flexible.
  • Attend a mandatory training session
  • Serve as a mentor and resource for:
    • BSU students interested in studying abroad
    • BSU students who have been admitted in to a study abroad program
    • International students currently on campus
  • Create and market one event in collaboration with the Study Abroad Office, such as:
    • Presentation to residence hall, student group, or other organizations
  • Attend and present at a minimum of three events per semester, such as:
    • Study Abroad Fairs
    • Information tables
    • Lunch and Learn sessions
    • Admissions/Orientation events
    • Pre-departure Orientation
  • Follow BSU Study Abroad social media profiles; develop and engage with content
  • Provide photos and ambassador profiles to be used to promote study abroad to the BSU community
Additional Requirements for Ambassador Leader
  • Attend and present at a minimum of five events per semester
  • Assist in advising during Study Abroad Office open office hours
  • Help coordinate other Ambassador schedules and events
  • Develop and implement one new project, such as:
    • Video or Prezi to be shared on Study Abroad Office website
    • Outreach pieces for specific student groups
Benefits
  • Build leadership and mentoring skills
  • Add to your resume
  • Strengthen your international leadership and communication skills
  • Network with new students, BSU faculty, and staff
  • Share your excitement and experiences!
  • Gain on-campus volunteer experience
  • Receive a Study Abroad Office issued participation certificate