Student Abroad

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 and incoming international students. What was your student visa process like? Which housing option did you select while abroad? What's it like being an international student at Wofford? Global Ambassadors love to answer questions about their international experiences - so, feel free to contact them! 

Meet the 2017-18 Global Ambassadors  

Kelsey Aylor '18 Aylor, Kelsey
Spanish & Humanities
Granada, Spain - Fall 2016
Contact Kelsey
Austin JonesJones, Austin '18
Prague, Czech Republic - Fall 2016
Santiago, Dominican Republic - Spring 2016
Contact Austin
Myer, CaitlynnCaitlynn Myer '18
Christchurch, New Zealand - Fall 2016
Contact Caitlynn
Samaniego, DanielaDaniela Samaniego '20

International student - Quito, Ecuador
Contact Daniela
 Emily GriffinEmily Griffin '19
Spanish & Finance
Granada, Spain - Fall 2017
Contact Emily

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.

International Student Support: Global Ambassadors hone their intercultural skills by assisting Wofford's international students with their cultural and social transition to Wofford. 

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.


Global Ambassadors are encouraged to attend (and present) at various conferences each semester. During the 2016-17 academic year, Global Ambassadors presented at the following local conferences: Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference in Decatur, G.A. and the North Carolina Association of International Educators Annual Conference in High Point, N.C. 

Global Ambassador applications for 2018-19 will be accepted in late Spring 2018.