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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!

Program Requirements/Responsibilities

To apply:

  • 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.

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

We are now taking applications for Fall 2017 Global Ambassadors through the online application system.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Final decisions will be announced in early April 2017.
For any questions or more information about this program, please email or call the Study Abroad Office at 915-3766.  We are located in 318 Martindale.