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Global Ambassadors

The Global Ambassador volunteer program is an opportunity for students who have been active with the Office of International Services (OIS) to deepen their connection to the UIC international community, develop leadership skills, and gain community service experience.

Global Ambassadors assist OIS staff during major events such as the annual Thanksgiving Dinner and International Education Week. Their participation in New International Student Orientation is especially critical as it provides new international students the opportunity to learn from peers who have come before them. Specific examples of past Global Ambassador activities include:

  • Guiding campus tours for new international students.
  • Accompanying new international students on trolley tours of Chicago.
  • Leading small group discussions on topics such as U.S. culture and academic integrity.
  • Promoting OIS programs at campus involvement fairs.
  • Providing feedback to OIS on issues related to the international student experience at UIC and in Chicago.

Recruitment for the Global Ambassador volunteer program typically occurs prior to the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. Positions are limited and students with a demonstrated commitment to the UIC international community are especially encouraged to submit an interest form.




Global Ambassador Recruitment – Summer & Fall 2018

In spring 2018, OIS will begin recruiting UIC international and domestic students to join the Global Ambassador team in preparation for New International Student Orientation events to take place prior to the start of the summer and fall terms. OIS will look for students who are:

  • Enrolled for the fall 2018 semester.
  • Maintaining valid immigration status (if applicable).
  • Scheduled to be in Chicago during New International Student Orientation events (TBA). 
  • Excited about welcoming new international students to UIC and Chicago!

Does this sound like you? If so, please stay tuned for the Global Ambassador recruitment announcement from OIS and consider submitting an interest form.