Become a Volunteer International Student Ambassador!

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We are looking to recruit new Volunteer International Student Ambassadors to join our existing team!

International Student Ambassadors assist in a variety of events for international students and create opportunities for students from all cultural backgrounds to meet and share their experiences. The role of Student Ambassador is to give new students a fair and accurate representation of life here at UNM and in Albuquerque. Ambassadors will draw upon their culture-specific knowledge, international student experiences, and leadership/intercultural communications skills to assist incoming and current international students with a successful transition and acclimation to living in Albuquerque and campus life at the University of New Mexico.

 

Qualifications

Must be a student enrolled at the University of New Mexico
Must be considered an international student – thus may not hold US citizenship
Have displayed initiative, self-discipline, and integrity
Be familiar with on-campus student resources
Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA

 

Duties and Expectations

Be a positive role model of the University of New Mexico
Communicate authentically and effectively with both faculty and students
Be respectful towards different social, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds of all people
Answer any questions that international students may have about student/campus life, local culture, or adapting to living in Albuquerque, or attending the University of New Mexico
Be creative with new and innovative ideas about expanding the scope of the program
Have an outgoing and friendly personality with a natural sense of curiosity
Promote, support, and professionally represent the values of the University of New Mexico
Foster a sense of “home” among international students through social and other engagement efforts
Lead efforts to organize social events for new or continuing international students
Respond to student emails within 24-48 hours

 

 

Benefits

Great experience for your resume!
All participants will receive a certificate for being part of the program
Expanding your network of professionals among other international students or university staff
Cultural exchange
Opportunities to be creative and incorporate your ideas
Build leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
Make new friends

 

The insights and experiences you've gained through your adventures at UNM and around the world could help other students who are embarking on their own journey. You could help equip international students with resources that will lead them to their own success, and make some valuable professional connections as well as lifelong friendships along the way. YOU have the power to make a lasting impact on our new students!

If you are interested in being an International Student Ambassador or have any questions about the program please email Rachel at raromero341@unm.edu. Be sure to include your UNM student ID number, the country you are from, and what languages you speak. 

 

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