Study Abroad

 

The Global Ambassador Program 

(Now accepting applications!)

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 Ambassador Program is a volunteer opportunity offered through the Global Education Center (GEC) designed to engage Elon undergraduate students who have participated in an Elon study program (academic year, semester, summer, or winter term) in promoting global engagement opportunities.

Who is a Global Ambassador?

YOU! Global Ambassadors (GA) are study abroad returnees who are passionate about their education abroad experience and are willing to share their insight and expertise with fellow students. Apply Here!  

There is also a Student Coordinator position open.  This student is a top notch ambassador and more! As lead of the program this individual will work as a para-professional (10-15 hrs per week) in the GEC.

What does a GA do?

As a student representative of the GEC, a GA will go through basic training and will utilize this knowledge, plus their own personal experiences, to conduct global engagement presentations to Elon 101 classes, and lead a number of other events, such as admission events, fairs, orientations, and one-on-one conversations with Elon students.  A GA 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 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 participate in regular bi-weekly meetings to plan and discuss activities. In addition, all ambassadors are expected to attend training meetings, held throughout Spring 2015 and the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.

Global Ambassadors will gain:

• Leadership & Public-Speaking Skills
• Cross-Cultural Knowledge
• Marketing & Recruitment Experience
• Access to Professional Development Opportunities
• An End of the Year Luncheon and other surprises along the way
 

Responsibilities

Expectations

Qualifications

  • Act as a resource to students considering a global engagement experience and for those transitioning back to Elon
  • Help promote global engagement through Elon 101 class presentations, admissions events, winter term fair, College Coffee, and other special events (pre-arranged with GEC)
  • Offer a student perspective regarding the application/approval process to students who have begun the process
  • Participate in pre-departure orientation sessions and reentry events
  • Coordinate at least one on-campus activity per semester promoting global engagement (i.e. information table, presentation, meeting)
  • Commit to one calendar year with the program
  • Enthusiastically share personal global experiences
  • Understand and promote global engagement as a valuable experience that helps students to achieve academic, personal, and cultural growth
  • Attend the Global Ambassador training meeting(s) held throughout spring semester and at the beginning of Fall 2015
  • Attend bi-weekly (one hour) general meetings each semester
  • Consent to having their contact information listed on the GEC website along with picture
  • Promptly respond to email inquiries and demonstrate willingness to schedule in-person meetings with interested parties
  • Must be available to take part in one of the Welcome Back Events.
  • Be a current undergraduate student at Elon University and have at least two remaining semesters on-campus prior to graduation
  • Have participated in a study abroad and/or study USA program (summer, winter, semester, or academic year).
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Have experience public speaking and be an engaging speaker
  • Possess superb communication skills and enthusiasm for global engagement
  • Be able to represent themselves and the GEC in a professional manner at all times

How can I apply?

Please read the job description carefully before applying.  If you are interested in taking on a leadership role in the program and within the Global Education Center, apply for the Student Coordinator Position!

  • Applications must be submitted by January 28, 2015 for the 2015 calendar year.
  • Application review will begin after the application deadline.
  • Interviews will be conducted February 3-6, 2015.
  • Notifications will be sent out by February 10, 2015.
  • Ambassadors should plan to attend one of the Welcome Back Events.
    • January 8, 5:00-7:00
    • January 13, 5:00-7:00
    • January 21, 5:00-7:00
    • February 10, 4:15-6:00
    • February 12, 4:15-6:00
  • Training sessions will take place during Spring 2015 semester and the first week of Fall 2015.

If you have questions, contact Janelle Papay (International Programs Advisor in charge of the Global Ambassador Program) or Emily Tomich (Global Ambassador Student Coordinator).