News flash: you’re awesome. Are you interested in being a fantastic addition to our Ambassador Program? This program is a volunteer opportunity to share your study abroad experience on campus and online (where you can earn prizes, as well!).

Through volunteer projects, Ambassadors bring the study abroad experience to life for future IES Abroad students. The program helps IES Abroad alumni build their résumés and communication skills while sharing their stories with peers who are eager to listen. Ambassadors offer support and advice to future study abroad students and may serve for up to two years.

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Apply to be an Ambassador, today!

Are you interested in being a fantastic addition to our Ambassador Program? We'd love to have you!

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Why be an IES Abroad Ambassador?

Join a community of alumni who help spread the greatness of study abroad on their college campuses.

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Share Your Story

You know your story the best! There’s a lot to unpack from a study abroad experience, and this is a great opportunity to process and inspire students as well. You’ll serve as a peer mentor and answer any questions that students might have.

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Professional Development & Networking

As an Ambassador, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work with your Study Abroad Office to help with initiatives like study abroad fairs, predeparture orientations, and panels in-person or virtually. You’re also encouraged to come up with initiatives on your own!

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Get Rewarded for Your Efforts

We want to make sure that your hard work doesn’t go unrecognized. Ambassadors who complete projects earn points toward a giftcard up to $50 twice a year. Ambassadors who go above and beyond are eligible for Ambassador of the Year Awards as well.

So, what does an Ambassador do?

Get Students Excited
Our Ambassadors share a genuine enthusiasm for study abroad and intercultural learning with other students.
Assist Students
Ambassadors answer questions received via the Contact an Ambassador form within two days of receiving the message.
Help at Home
Ambassadors offer to help their study abroad office with initiatives and student questions (if assistance is needed).
Provide Insight
Ambassadors participate in certain required projects, including Study Abroad Reviews, and the Packing Advice Project.
Follow Up
Ambassadors complete the Ambassador Participation Survey to report their activities to the Program Coordinator.

“Every moment will be unique during your time abroad and you should take the time to really appreciate it all.”
Emily W. • Brandeis University • Nagoya Summer – Language & Culture


Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Ambassador program.

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