Ambassador Program

The BU Study Abroad ambassador program consists of student leader volunteers who are eager to share study abroad stories and experiences, raise awareness and interest in BU Study Abroad opportunities, and increase on-campus participation and outreach.

By serving in the BU Study Abroad Ambassador program, you will develop professional and leadership experience, network with higher education administrators, and harness the power of your passion, which will help you articulate what it means to be a global citizen and allow you to educate your peers about study abroad contributing to your academic, professional and personal growth.

Ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Representing BU Study Abroad at campus-wide events (i.e. Fall and Spring Study Abroad expos, Parents Weekend and various other cultural events.)
  • Representing BU Study Abroad during events related to specific programs (i.e. information sessions, pre-departure meetings, cultural events, trivia nights)
  • Promoting Study Abroad events via word-of-mouth, social media, on-campus marketing
  • Creating and/or curating content on social media to promote specific abroad programs
  • Writing blog posts on specific topics regarding programs

Ambassador qualifications include:

  • Having a positive outlook regarding time abroad
  • Recounting stories of appropriate topics from time abroad
  • Being influential within the student community
  • Possessing strong communication skills
  • Maintaining a professional attitude
  • Availability for about 5-10 hours a week throughout the semester

The program comprises of an application and short interview process. Applications are below and will be reviewed throughout the summer for the fall semester.

If you have questions and/or are interested in learning more about the BU Study Abroad ambassador program please contact University Relations and Campus Outreach Specialist, Meg Andrews at meg@bu.edu or 617-358-1117.

  • To select more than one: on a Mac, hold down the command key as you select each one; on a PC, hold down the control key as you select each one.
  • If you did an internship program, please provide information on track and placement.
  • Please limit your response to 250 words.
  • Write us a short blog post, in an engaging manner, that answers one of the following questions. This will help us to get to know your voice as a writer and familiarize us with the topics.

    1. How did your Study Abroad experience contribute to your growth in any of the following areas: civic responsibility, politics, professional development, spiritual fulfillment, social understanding, and intellectual pursuit?
    2. What did the people you encountered teach you about yourself and the world?
    3. What new insights do you have about your own place in today's global society?
    4. What kind of cultural differences did you encounter and how did you adapt?
    5. Why did you choose to study abroad more than once? How were your experiences similar and/or different?
  • Please limit your response to 200 words.
  • Please use one of the following file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt or rtf
  • Please upload a screenshot of your upcoming Fall schedule (file types allowed: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, doc, docx, pdf).
  • Please note other commitments and their time constraints including athletic teams, clubs, work study programs and internships.