Global Ambassador Program

Mission

The College of ACES Global Ambassador Program aims to raise awareness and interest in global engagement opportunities through the eyes of current and past study abroad and virtual global experience students. We aim to further develop students' global perspectives and inspire current peers and prospective College of ACES  students to engage in diverse and inclusive cross-cultural learning experiences. 

Vision

Aligned with the core of ACES, as a College of ACES Global Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to develop and promote global leadership through sharing their individual cultural, academic, and linguistic immersion experiences with the ACES and campus community in efforts to increase awareness and motivate other students to engage as active citizens in our multifaceted, multicultural world.

What will I do as an ACES Global Ambassador?

  • Represent ACES Study Abroad at ACES-wide events and/or program-specific events
    • Reaching out to fellow students through tabling, orientations, classroom presentations, and campus fairs (SA fairs, Quad Day, ACES Fair, Admitted Student Days, etc.) 
  • Promote study abroad events  
    • Word-of-mouth
    • Social media
    • On-campus outreach efforts
  • Create, review, and/or edit content for social media
    • Student spotlights 
    • Vlogs/Video vlogs 
    • Student “Take-Overs”
  • Connect directly with future study abroad students
    • Weekly advising hours
    • Email correspondence
  • Engage with international exchange students studying at UIUC for a semester or academic year
    • Orientation
    • Welcome and farewell events
    • Cultural activities

What is the commitment?

Participation is on a volunteer basis, but ambassadors are encouraged to: 

  • Commit to being a Global Ambassador for at least a full semester 
  • Attend mandatory training at the beginning of the semester you will be commuting. 
  • 3-5 Outreach Events/Activities 
  • Attend monthly meetings with fellow ambassadors and ACES Study Abroad 
  • Create/coordinate one project (video, blog, photo album, event, etc.) 

If you are excited about global engagement or meet any of the following qualifications, the College of ACES Global Ambassador, is for you! 

What are the qualifications to participate?

  • Have a passion for global engagement at home and abroad!
  • Ability to maintain a  professional and positive attitude regarding international experiences while representing the ACES Study Abroad Office.
  • Interest in developing outreach, advising, and public speaking skills
  • Reliability and accountability for overall responsibilities and timely correspondence with staff members and fellow Ambassadors.

Become a College of ACES Global Ambassador

Submit the Global Ambassador Interest Form

Questions?

Contact aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu