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. We have a program called the Global Study Ambassador (GSA) Program. This is a volunteer program, which utilizes your global study experience and enthusiasm to tell other Elon students about the many global opportunities open to Elon students.
YOU! Any student who has participated in an Elon global experience (semester, summer, winter, Study USA and IEPA) can apply!
A Global Study Ambassador is a GEC student representative who is trained to peer advise about study abroad and share his or her personal experience with Elon 101 classes, admission events, fairs, orientations, and one-on-one conversations with Elon students. A Global Study Ambassador will also have the opportunity to be part of the Phoenix Pal Program where he or she will help international students transition to Elon. The time commitment will be between 2 to 3 hours per week for the fall semester and 1 to 2 hours for the spring semester.
If you are selected as a Global Study Ambassador, the GEC staff will provide you with the training related to the content of the presentations and general Elon study abroad information. You will also receive practice time and feedback on effective public speaking by the GEC staff. This training generally takes place the week prior to fall semester classes.
This is a one-year commitment with the majority of the training and presentations taking place during the fall semester.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be posted in February. An application with short-answer questions will be linked below.
If you have questions, contact Janelle Papay (International Programs Advisor in charge of the Global Study Ambassador Program).