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The purpose of the Global Ambassador program is to pair visiting international exchange and intensive English students with American students at the University of Mississippi in order to foster understanding and more open communication between these two groups.
Global Ambassadors are representatives of the University of Mississippi who help international exchange or intensive English students acclimate to life in Oxford. They do so by inviting them to social events and campus activities and introducing them to Ole Miss college traditions such as Groving, pep rallies, Greek life, and local arts. Each Global Ambassador will assist a group of two or three exchange students and will be paired with the group based on common interests and majors. International exchange and intensive English students come from universities across the globe: China, France, Ireland, South Korea, Australia, Germany, and Egypt… just to name a few.
If you are a current University of Mississippi student who is interested in getting to know people from across the world and would like to learn about other cultures while helping visiting international students integrate into the Oxford and Ole Miss Community throughout the semester, then this program is right for you!
Global Ambassadors must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
A letter of recommendation is required for new applicants to apply. Please submit the recommendation directly to the Study Abroad Office in 318 Martindale or through email to email@example.com.
Once accepted, Global Ambassadors must attend the Global Ambassadors Orientation with the Study Abroad Office.
Assist new international students with move in and acclimation to campus life during Welcome Week (the week before classes start)
Initiate and maintain personal contact with your partners throughout the semester, personal contact with your partners each week is preferred
Invite students to join you in campus and community activities throughout the semester
Maintain contact with the Study Abroad Office throughout the semester and help the Office with social events for the international students
Complete the Global Ambassador Checklist of things to do throughout the semester