The Global Ambassador 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 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 are study abroad and Study USA returnees who are passionate about their global engagement and are willing to share their insight and expertise with fellow students.

There are also two Student Coordinator positions. These students are top-notch ambassadors and more! As lead of the program, these students work as a para-professional (10-15 hrs per week) in the GEC.

What does a Global Ambassador do?

As a student representative of the GEC, a Global Ambassador 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 Global 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.

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 and the beginning of the fall semester.

Global Ambassadors will gain:

  • Leadership & Public-Speaking Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Knowledge
  • Marketing & Recruitment Experience
  • Access to Professional Development Opportunities
  • 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 Commit to one calendar year of enthusiastically sharing personal global experiences with the program Be a current undergraduate student at Elon University and have at least two remaining semesters on-campus prior to graduation
Help promote global engagement through Global Engagement 101 presentations, admissions events, Semester Showcase, Global Education Center Programs Fair, College Coffee, and other special events (pre-arranged with GEC) Understand and promote global engagement as a valuable experience that helps students to achieve academic, personal, and cultural growth Have participated in a study abroad and/or study USA program (summer, winter, semester, or academic year).
Offer a student perspective regarding the application/approval process to students who have begun the process Attend the Global Ambassador training meeting(s) held throughout spring semester and at the beginning of fall
and also bi-weekly (one hour) general meetings each semester
Be reliable and responsible
Participate in pre-departure orientation sessions and reentry events Consent to having their contact information listed on the GEC website along with picture Have experience public speaking and be an engaging speaker
Promptly respond to email inquiries and demonstrate willingness to schedule in-person meetings with interested parties Be able to represent themselves and the GEC in a professional manner at all times

    How can I apply?

    The GEC will post a call for applications in December.

    Please read the job description carefully before applying, and contact current Global Ambassadors to hear about their experience.



    If you have questions, contact Allegra Laing (staff advisor for the Global Ambassador Program) or (Global Ambassador email).