Global Ambassador Program seeking mentors for international students

by Julia McClenon, International Peer
Friday, September 20, 2019 10:28 AM

UCSB's Office of International Students and Scholars is excited to launch the Global Ambassador Program.  This program is designed to help incoming international students get to know their way around UCSB while creating opportunities for both international and domestic students and staff to build friendships, share cultures, and develop critical 21st-century cross-cultural communication skills in a welcoming and supportive small-group setting. We are actively recruiting mentors and welcome students and staff alike who have one or more years experience on campus and a heart for global exchange.  

In our increasingly globalized job market, intercultural competencies are highly sought after and the experiences gained as a Global Ambassador will put you in a unique position to be able to build those competencies and enter the workforce with real-world experiences interacting with people from around the world.   

We welcome Global Ambassadors, both mentors and mentees, from every discipline and field, and those from the following majors may find this opportunity particularly valuable:

- Political Science
- Global Studies
- Ethnic and Area Studies
- Linguistics
- Communication
- Media, Arts, and Theater

Additionally, STEM majors will find their experience as a Global Ambassador may help them stand out as applicants for being particularly well-rounded. STEM work is also increasingly comprised of multinational teams, and you will be able to enter the workforce already having had such exposure.

In short, being a Global Ambassador is as exciting as it is rewarding – you will gain highly sought after skills and take real steps on a path toward global engagement while building lasting friendships.

Apply here!