International Ambassadors serve an integral role at the ISSO’s New International Student Orientation Program. As student leaders, they welcome new international students and serve as student mentors, helping them to feel comfortable while adjusting to life at Towson University. The position involves leadership skills, such as organization, public speaking, and the ability to communicate effectively with students from around the world. Duties include welcoming new students and conducting information sessions, answering general questions, and planning and participating in events and orientation activities on and off campus. (Note: events will be scheduled throughout the day, but some will occur during evening hours.) International Ambassadors must be available ten days prior to the start of the spring semester (January 17 through 24). Please note that this is a paid position; on average, International Ambassadors work approximately 25-30 hours during this time, including two mandatory training sessions.
Interviews are required as part of the selection process and will be scheduled from November 11 through November 18.
All ambassadors selected for spring 2014 are required to attend a mandatory meeting on November 22. Failure to attend will result in you being excluded from the ambassador program.
Why do you wish to take part in the ambassador program?
What are some of the major challenges new international students will face during their first semester?
Focus on one of these challenges and design a program to help new international students overcome it. Identify the challenge and briefly describe the program and how it could be implemented.
Try to remember when you went through orientation as a new student. What was your most memorable experience? What was not included in your orientation program that would have been most useful?
Please list any hobbies, interests, and/or involvement in extra-curricular and community activities. (Please be as detailed as possible, including year(s) of involvement and responsibilities, identifying leadership roles, if applicable.)
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