** 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.
Minimum Class Standing:
*3 Global Ambassador Positions Available for 2016-2017 Academic Year*
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.
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
Global 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
Participate 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
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!
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