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Applications for International Student Ambassadors now open

January 2017

Applications are now being accepted for 2017-18 International Student Ambassadors! The application deadline is Friday, March 3.

Our International Student Ambassadors play a key role in helping our International Students when they arrive on campus and throughout their time at SAU. Ambassadors are expected to support and encourage mentees by sharing their knowledge and experience as returning students, therefore helping the academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural adjustment of new International Students.

Further details about the Ambassador position, including compensation information, can be found below:

International Student Ambassador Application (.docx)

Job Expectations:
• Complete an application and an interview.
• Have attended SAU a minimum of 2 semesters
• Have a GPA of 2.8 or greater
• Be available to assist with planning International Student Orientation, which requires you to return to campus approximately 2 weeks before classes start.
• Be available and on-call during all of International Student Orientation, which takes place in the 4-5 days before classes start.
• Coordinate and carry out airport pickups at the beginning and end of each semester.
• Have access to a car for regular store runs and activities.
• Live in McCarthy Hall with international students in the International Community.
• Participate in training as needed (ie Ambassador training, RA training).
• Take a leadership role in planning activities in the International Community in McCarthy Hall
• Actively and regularly reach out to new students to create a welcoming environment to include phone calls and visits.
• Communicate with your mentees before they arrive.
• Contact your mentees, in person, on the first day of their arrival.
• Complete and turn in Summary of Outreach each semester.
• Average approximately 10 hours a week in ambassador activities and support.
• Treat difference with respect; try not to judge difference as good or bad.
• Be in good standing with the university and follow university policies.

Job Benefits:
• Free Housing (in the International Community at McCarthy Hall)
• Develop leadership skills
• Build your resume
• Give back to the community
• Help other students succeed
• Develop multicultural communication skills

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