The BU Study Abroad Ambassador Program is an opportunity to share your global perspectives and study abroad stories, raise awareness and interest in study abroad programs, and inspire your peers and prospective BU students to engage in diverse and inclusive cross-cultural learning experiences worldwide.

Your time as an Ambassador will begin onsite where you will show students what it’s like to study abroad from your point of view. You’ll help prepare students for their own study abroad experience by doing social media takeovers, answering student questions, and giving helpful tips in your own creative way. When you return from your time abroad, you’ll get to share your experiences with other students and become a study abroad leader on campus.

By serving as a BU Study Abroad Ambassador, you will reflect on your time abroad in a meaningful way while developing concrete skills to articulate the value of your global experience in your personal, professional and academic endeavors. As an Ambassador, you will also strengthen your leadership skills and expand your networks at Boston University and beyond.

Everyone and anyone is encouraged to apply to be a Study Abroad Ambassador. Diversity in our Ambassador program is a top priority, as we want all students to see that study abroad is truly for everyone. We encourage students of all genders, races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexualities, majors, and program locations to apply. We want the Study Abroad Ambassador program to represent as best as possible, the overall community at BU to help prospective students see themselves reflected in our Ambassadors.

Ambassador activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Representing BU Study Abroad at campus-wide events and/or program-specific events
  • Promoting study abroad events via word-of-mouth, social media, on-campus outreach efforts, and other marketing initiatives
  • Creating and/or curating content on social media to promote specific abroad programs
  • And other projects, depending on your interest and expertise

Ambassador qualifications include:

  • Ability to holistically reflect upon and articulate a variety of topics from semester(s)/summer(s) abroad
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor and positive attitude regarding international experiences while representing BU Study Abroad
  • Possessing strong multi-faceted communication skills (writing, speaking)
  • Passion for and involvement in the BU community through co-curricular and academic organizations
  • Reliability and accountability for overall responsibilities and timely correspondence with staff members

Time Commitment:

  • Commitment varies throughout the academic year depending on event schedule and specific program outreach, but typically include:
    • One social media takeover while onsite
    • Participation in any of the following: info sessions, study abroad expos, orientation events, classroom visits
    • Answering student questions by email as needed
  • The BU Study Abroad Ambassador Program is founded on a points-based system–the more time and effort you put into the program, the more you will get out of it; however, a strong level of engagement and participation is still expected

Applications are now open! Please submit your application by Wednesday, August 31. Email with any questions.

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