Diversity Abroad Global Ambassador Internship

You studied abroad.  Guess what? Your study abroad experience doesn’t have to end.  Join us and continue to share your experience abroad with your classmates as a Diversity Abroad Global Ambassador.  Below you will find further details about the Diversity Abroad Global Ambassador internship program.

Application:

The application process is the following:

1. Complete the Diversity Abroad Global Ambassadors internship application and submit a photo of you (which will be used for your profile) from your time overseas to Antonio, areyes@diversityabroad.org.

2. Once we review your application if you’re a fit we’ll contact you to discuss the internship in more detail.

3. You’ll receive training from Diversity Abroad on how to effectively promote study abroad to students on your campus and in your community. You will begin your position during the start of the spring semester.

Eligibility:

  • Recommended by Study Abroad Office
  • Spent the Summer, Semester or Year Study Abroad
  • Preferred member of underrepresented group
  • Passion for study abroad

Minimum Requirements:

  • Attend study abroad, graduate school, career-related and or cultural / diversity event on campus
  • Gather student questionnaires and speak with 3 university staff/faculty per semester visit, establish classroom visits, and info session, etc.
  • Hang Diversity Abroad  posters on your campus, if permissible
  • Participate in other promotional activities
  • Serve as a reference source for prospective students interested in the study abroad destination you lived and your experience
  • Submit photos/video to alumni photo contest
  • Participate in Diversity Abroad social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter
  • Provide Diversity Abroad with testimonials/ quotes we can use on website and for various marketing endeavors

Possible Activities:

  • Attending and/or initiating campus events
  • Student Panel Discussions
  • Student Organization Events
  • Study abroad and internship fairs
  • Classroom presentations and information sessions
  • Submit articles campus newspaper
  • Work closely with study abroad office
  • Visit three local high school

Training:

  • You will review the Diversity Abroad  website in detail and be prepared with questions from students, staff and faculty at your university
  • A Diversity Abroad Representative will contact you to discuss your responsibilities including brainstorming ideas, campus engagement and scheduling campus visits

Incentives:

  • Diversity Abroad Global Ambassador’s t-shirt
  • An introduction to the field of international education
  • Top performing Global Ambassadors will be highlighted in Diversity Abroad Newsletter
  • Fantastic resume-builder – can put Diversity Abroad Global Ambassador Internship as work/volunteer experience
  • Certificate from Diversity Abroad and priority consideration for open part-time and full-time positions and letter of reference
  • $75 Visa Gift card

 

 

NO One Cares that You Studied Abroad!

Or do they? You’ve just returned home after an adventure abroad. With delight, you tell your friends and family about the beautiful sights you’ve seen, the delicious food you’ve eaten, and the interesting people you’ve met. As time goes on, you may start to feel that no one is interested in hearing your repeated tales of exploration and discovery. However, that is the furthest thing from the truth. There are many students in the U.S. and around the world who are eager to know what it’s like to live abroad. Here are several ways you can effectively share your experience with an awaiting audience:

Blogs

Have you considered writing about your experience abroad? Blogs can be a great outlet for sharing your experiences with a community of likeminded individuals. Blogs can also great sources of inspiration for students who are looking for guidance and information about what it would be like to live abroad from a student perspective.

Sharing Video and Photos

As the old saying goes, “A picture speaks a thousand words”—with this I would include videos as well. You’ve taken hundreds, let’s be honest, thousands of pictures of your adventures abroad. But, what have you done with them. Most likely they are going unused on your camera or laptop. Uploading your photos and videos to sites like Diversity Abroad will give meaning to your photos and videos by enriching the lives of others who will be encouraged to seek their own adventures abroad.

Forums

Have tips and suggestions for students wanting to study abroad? Try joining online discussion forums. Forums provide you with many opportunities to share your thoughts and answer multitude of students’ questions about living abroad.

Your experiences are priceless. Sharing your life abroad with others will give those experiences greater meaning and encourage students, just like you, to take the next step to set off on their own adventure and explore the world around them.

To learn more about ways to share your experiences abroad, check out the following Diversity Abroad links:

Study and Travel Abroad Blogs: http://www.diversityabroad.com/blogs

Study and Travel Abroad Forums: http://www.diversityabroad.com/travel-forum

-Tony Reyes, Diversity Abroad