Students abroad in a museum

Global Ambassadors

The Wofford Global Ambassadors are a select group of students that have been trained to serve as a friendly resource for potential study abroad students. What was your student visa process like? Which housing option did you select while abroad? What were your classes like in Cape Town? Global Ambassadors love to answer questions about their international experiences - so, feel free to contact them! 

Global Ambassador applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be available in April 2019. 

Meet the 2018-19 Global Ambassadors  

Mary Bradely Cassada '19
International Affairs & French
IES Abroad - Nantes, France - Fall 2017
Contact Mary Bradley  
Emily Griffin '19
Finance & Spanish
IES Abroad - Granada, Spain - Fall 2017
Contact Emily
Mahnoor Haq '19
History
SIT Study Abroad - Rabat, Morocco - Spring 2018
Contact Mahnoor
Victoria Nwankudu '19
International Affairs & Spanish
CIEE Study Abroad - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Fall 2016
SIT Study Abroad - Rabat, Morocco - Fall 2017
Contact Victoria
Rachel Shinnick '19
Psychology
DIS Abroad - Copenhagen, Denmark - Spring 2018
Contact Rachel

Goals of the program

Access & Promotion: Global Ambassadors work alongside the Office of International Programs [OIP] to increase participation in study abroad programs by assisting with various office programs and events, such as: Interim Fair, Study Abroad Fair, and other promotional/outreach events.

Peer-Advising: Global Ambassadors advise potential study abroad students in program selection, as well as offer invaluable insights into the day-to-day abroad experience from a student perspective. 

Self-reflection: Global Ambassadors reflect and make meaning of their international experiences through monthly meetings and activities with other Ambassadors and OIP staff. Global Ambassadors also learn how to further articulate their abroad experiences to employers, graduate programs, etc. through professional development opportunities (such as regional conference attendance), and programming through the OIP.

Conferences 

Global Ambassadors are encouraged to attend (and present) at various conferences each semester. During the 2017-18 academic year, Global Ambassadors presented at the following local conferences: NAFSA Region VII Annual Conference in Spartanburg, SC and the North Carolina Association of International Educators Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC.