Welcome back to the United States from an exciting semester abroad! Now that you are back from studying abroad, 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 Study Abroad Student Ambassador (SASA) Volunteer Program. This program utilizes your study abroad experience and enthusiasm to tell other Elon students about studying abroad.
YOU! Any student who has participated in an Elon study abroad program (semester, summer, winter and IEPA) can apply!
A SASA is an GEC student representative who is trained to speak about study abroad and share his or her personal experience with Elon 101 classes, admission events, study abroad fairs, orientations, and one-on-one conversations with Elon students. A SASA 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 15 to 20 hours for the fall semester and 5 to 10 hours for the spring semester.
If you are selected as a SASA, 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.
An application with short-answer questions is linked below.
If you have questions, contact Anna Lainfiesta (International Programs Advisor in charge of the SASA program).