As you embark on one of the most exciting aspects of your NYU education, a semester or year abroad at one of our dynamic global campuses, we would like you to consider enriching your experience by applying to become a Student Ambassador for your respective campus abroad. As a member of the International Ambassador Program, you will be a leader among your peers — mandated to enhance the study abroad experience for your student colleagues by acting as a liaison among students, faculty and staff in a global context.
During your tenure as Ambassador, your focus will be on the following topics:
- The international academic experience
- Student life and extracurricular programming
- Transition “back to the Square”
Your responsibilities will include:
- Attending an orientation session in New York prior to your travel overseas with the IAC, IAP and members of the NYU administration
- Dedicating at least one hour per week to hold “office hours”, communicating with your student constituency, faculty and staff — and interacting with your IAC Site Representative back in New York (primarily via email for updates and information exchange)
- Spearheading the creation of, and leading, a mid-semester focus group meeting on your campus
- Attending a one-time global video conference with the entire IAP team during the semester to discuss the state of the global network
- Submitting a final report to the IAC presenting an analysis of your term as Ambassador, incorporating a discussion of the positive highlights, areas of improvement and overall summary of your experience (using feedback from your weekly activities, the town hall meeting, the video conference and a survey you will distribute to the students at your site)
We encourage you to Ambassador Application Form and consider a role in global student leadership on the IAC team. Please note the application deadline is Sunday, April 14th, 2013. We look forward to hearing from you!
On behalf of the Student Senators Council and the International Affairs Committee, I wish you the best of luck during your study abroad experience.
With Best Regards,
Chair, International Affairs Committee