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  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: Point Loma applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 06/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2017 05/05/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Standing: 2. Sophomore
Program Description:

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*1 Global Ambassador Positions Available for Spring 2017 Semester*
*3 Global Ambassador Positions Available for Fall 2017 Semester*

Global Ambassadors are study abroad returnees who work as student representatives of the Office of Global Studies. They conduct outreach activities meant to promote education abroad, serve as peer mentors for students going through the study abroad process, and take on a variety of projects designed to improve global learning opportunities for PLNU students.

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Who qualifies to be an Ambassador?

An undergraduate student at PLNU who has:

  • Completed a PLNU approved study abroad program
  • A minimum of one full year remaining on campus, with a cumulative GPA of 2.75+
  • Someone who could be recommended by their Study Abroad or academic advisor

Try2Global Ambassadors are expected to have the following abilities:

  • Speak tactfully and positively about their experiences abroad  

  • Creatively market study abroad as a valuable educational experience  

  • Design and implement innovative events and promotional programs  

  • Connect and communicate with students in a professional manner while fostering open and personal conversations  

  • Take ownership of assigned projects with the goal of improving global learning opportunities for PLNU students

  • Demonstrate leadership and professionalism and an outgoing, dependable, highly-motivated attitude

Global Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Attend training seminar during LEAD Week & New Student Orientation (NSO)  
  • Attend regularly scheduled leadership meetings with the Office of Global Studies Staff each month  
  • Hold weekly office hours in the Office of Global Studies (5 hrs/week)  
  • Student Mentoring and Advising
    • Lead daily Information Sessions  
    • Answer student inquiries and lead in-person meetings with interested students  
    • Schedule appointments for Office of Global Studies Staff, as needed
    • Assist students through the study abroad application process  
  • Outreach and marketing
    • Welcome Back DinnerParticipate in the Study Abroad Fair, Pre-Departure programs and Welcome Back events  
    •  Help promote study abroad through class visits, dorm presentations, information tables, cultural events, and social media 
  • Take ownership of other projects, as assigned, and follow-through to completion.
    • Past projects have included:
      • Creating a marketing plan for a specific faculty-led study abroad program
      • Developing a study abroad alumni network,
      • Creating a database of previously approved courses for use in advising future students, etc.
  • Develop new programming ideas and find ways to enhance the study abroad process at PLNU
  • Maintain and update Office of Global Studies Library resources  

How will I benefit from being an Ambassador?

  • Resume building in:
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Marketing & Recruitment Experience
    • Cross-Cultural Knowledge
    • Leadership development
    • Communication skills
    • Professional office experience
    • Project management skills
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Be invited to various cultural events, dinners, and the Lessons from Abroad conference
  • Compensation through Student Employment for office hours
    • (5 hours/week throughout the semester & 1.5 hr monthly team meeting )                                                                                            
    •  **(LEAD week training and office events are part of the position, but you will not receive compensation for your participation in these events)**  
  • Have fun while sharing your experiences!
    Preview Day 

How do I become a Global Ambassador?

  • Click the “Apply Now” button and complete all application forms by the application deadline (JUNE 15th, 2016)
  • Select applicants will be asked to Interview with the Office of Global Studies staff