Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors are interns in the Center for Global Education office who become part of a student leadership team that provides mentoring and programming to support new undergraduate and graduate international students as they transition to academic and co-curricular life at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Support provided by the Global Ambassador Leadership Team is designed to:

  • Foster the academic success of international students,
  • Improve international students' satisfaction with their first-year experience
  • Provide opportunities for international and U.S. students to live with and learn from one another.

The work of the Global Ambassadors is critical for building a campus climate that prepares all students to become leaders in a global society. 

What do International Students gain from the Global Ambassador Program?

  • Cross-cultural knowledge that enables them to make the most of their UW-Whitewater experiences.
  • Intercultural experiences that build skills useful in today's global society.
  • Answers to questions prior to arrival on campus.
  • Inject energy and enthusiasm for UW-Whitewater's goal of a diverse, respectful, and friendly campus.
  • Friendship-perhaps the most important benefit of all!

What do Global Ambassadors gain?

Life-long friendships and diverse world perspectives from another culture, in addition to:

  • Develop or enhance your communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Cross-cultural knowledge
  • Intercultural experiences that build skills useful in today's global society.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Improve your ability to handle ambiguity and be open to change; become more flexible.
  • Opportunity to practice a foreign language.
  • Makes you feel good for helping a fellow student.
  • A stipend in gratitude of their participation.

Activities

Some activities that Global Ambassadors engage in with international students include:

  • Showing students how to get around Whitewater and on campus.
  • Where to shop for groceries, books and dorm supplies.
  • Inviting students to a sporting event, the movies, or cultural activities.
  • Making students feel at home at UW Whitewater.
  • Global Ambassadors make a student's transition easier by sharing information on resources and tips on studying, courses and university life.
  • Invite students to their homes on the weekends or for holidays events.
  • Answer questions about American culture.
  • Introduce new students to other friends.

Where to Find Us

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall, Suite 1227
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: 262-472-5759
Fax: 262-472-1491
E-mail us!