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International, Spiritual, and Intercultural Life Student Ambassadors

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Please note: Applications for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 ambassadors are currently closed. Applications for Fall 2015-Spring 2016 ambassadors will be linked here as applications become available. Please check your email for announcements regarding openings and selection.

Spiritual Student AmbassadorCampus Ministry Logo

St. Ambrose, as a Catholic Diocesan University, is proud to enroll students from all faiths and Christian denominations who come to college to enrich themselves and learn to discern who God wants them to be. Our Spiritual Student Ambassador is the key peer for our spiritual community, providing a warm welcome during orientation, maintaining contact through programming and outreach, and assisting students faith exploration opportunities, discussion, and in participation in our various Campus Ministry offerings.

The Student Ambassador position is overseen by Campus Ministry. The Spiritual Student Ambassador receives free on-campus housing in McCarthy Hall in return for an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year.

The ideal Ambassador is mature, has integrity and cares for their own spiritual life. He or she must have a genuine appreciation for all faiths, a deep appreciation of the Catholic mission of SAU, and the ability to respect that each person has the right to develop at their own pace and style. Volunteer work and other student leadership is encouraged but not required. The most important asset is an eagerness to develop their own spiritual life and to help others do the same.

The Spiritual Student Ambassadors are required to live in the Spiritual Community of McCarthy Hall.

If you have further questions please contact Fr. Chuck Adam at AdamCharlesA@sau.edu.

International Student AmbassadorDiversity Logo

St. Ambrose is proud to host students from around the world, who come here to experience a high quality American education as an inclusive, engaging community. Our International Student Ambassadors are the key peer mentors to our international students, providing a warm welcome during orientation, maintaining contact through programming and outreach, and assisting students with everyday needs such as shopping.

The Student Ambassador position is overseen by the International Student Advisor in the Center for International Education. Student Ambassadors receive free, on-campus accommodation in return for an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year.

The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for other cultures. Study abroad or other international experience is desirable but not necessary. The most important asset is an eagerness to learn from those with different perspectives.

The International Student Ambassadors are required to live in the International Community in McCarthy Hall.

 If you have questions about the position or would like further details contact Cathy Toohey with International Education at TooheyCatherine@sau.edu.

Intercultural Life Ambassador

Diversity is one of the Core Values of St. Ambrose University. Diversity means honoring and celebrating a multiplicity of voices along with a thoughtful exploration of different perspectives and ideas. Diversity generates multiple viewpoints that lead to creativity and effective problem solving, thus recognizing the contributions of a variety of individuals and groups. Further, exposure to diversity at St. Ambrose will enable members of the campus community to work and live successfully in our evolving, diverse world.

St. Ambrose is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of cultural differences through the promotion of educational, cultural, and social growth of their students as evident by campus-wide events and activities, as stated in the mission of the department of Intercultural Life. Through the Office of Intercultural Life, the Intercultural Life Ambassador will be one of the key peer mentors to students, providing a warm welcome during Multicultural Student Orientation, maintaining contact through programming and outreach, and assisting with the efforts of the Diversity Work Group.

The Student Ambassador position is overseen by the Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs Coordinator. Student Ambassadors receive free, on-campus accommodation in return for an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year.

The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for other cultures. The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for diversity. The individual must have or be able to develop strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills. The most important asset is an eagerness to promote a diverse university community. The candidate must also have an interest in learning as well as the planning and publication of events that occur through the student organization Minority Affairs Community Action (MACA) or the office of Intercultural Life.

If you have questions about the position or would like further details contact Ramona Amos in Student Activities/Intercultural Life at AmosRamonaL@sau.edu.