Study Abroad


The Global Study Ambassador (GSA) Program

Welcome back from an exciting global experience!  Now that you are back at Elon, do you find yourself talking about your experience all the time?  The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC) has the perfect opportunity for you.  The Global Study Ambassador (GSA) Program is a volunteer volunteer opportunity designed to engage a select group of study abroad and study USA alumni in promoting global engagement opportunities.  Please read the program description for more detail about the responsibilities, expectations, and qualifications for being a GSA.

Who is a Global Study Ambassador?

YOU!  Enthusiastic Elon undergraduate students who have participated in an Elon study program (academic year, semester, summer, and winter term).

What does a Global Study Ambassador do?

As a student representative of the GEC, a GSA will go through basic training and will utilize this knowledge, plus their own personal experiences, to conduct global study sessions to Elon 101 classes, and engage in a number of other events, such as admission events, fairs, orientations, and one-on-one conversations with Elon students.  A GSA will also have the opportunity to be part of the Phoenix Pal Program where he or she will help international students transition to Elon.

Being a Global Study Ambassador is an exciting opportunity that empowers students to build on their global experience, and help their fellow students develop an international scope to their academic experience.  All ambassadors are expected to commit for one academic year and participate in regular meetings to plan and discuss activities. Typically, meetings are held bi-weekly each semester. In addition, all ambassadors are expected to attend training meetings, one held at the beginning of the academic year and one at the beginning of spring semester.

Global Study Ambassadors will gain:

  • Leadership & Public-Speaking Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Knowledge
  • Marketing & Recruitment Experience
  • Access to Professional Development Opportunities
  • An End of the Academic Year Luncheon and other surprises along the way
  • Ability to apply for Student Coordinator position with the Global Education Center.  Please see the coordinator position description for more information and to apply. 

2011-2012 SASAs

How can I apply?

Please read the job description carefully before applying for .  

  • Applications must be submitted by Febrary 28, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Application review will begin after the application deadline.
  • In-person or phone/skype interviews may be conducted in mid-March.
  • Notifications will be sent out by March 14, 2014.
  • Training sessions will take place during the first week of Fall 2014 semester classes and spring 2015 semester.

If you have questions, contact Janelle Papay (International Programs Advisor in charge of the Global Study Ambassador Program).

  • 2014-2015 Global Study Ambassador Program Application is offline