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. 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! 

Meet the 2017-18 Global Ambassadors  

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

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.

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. 

Apply now

Applications for Global Ambassadors for the 2018-19 academic year are now being accepted! Submit your resume and cover letter via Terrier Black Book by May 1, 2018! Applicants from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities are strongly encouraged to apply! Preference will be given to candidates that have participated in an approved Wofford study abroad program.