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Global Ambassador Program

Mission of an Ambassador: 

To serve as an advocate for international education through outreach, community engagement and education.



To encourage and support student participation in study abroad programs offered through the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences.

To promote international education by developing and strengthening collaborative relationships between the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences and the campus community.


 Why Are Global Ambassadors so Important?

 You are the voice of experience, having successfully completed a study abroad program.  As a student, you hold a perspective that is different than that of faculty, staff and administrators.  You know about the curiosities that students have prior to travelling abroad.  As a student who has studied abroad, you know of the common questions that students want to ask but sometimes never do.  You may have had similar concerns and your insight can enable other students to embrace studying abroad.  As a student, you are also involved in the UMass Lowell community and can identify ways to expose other students to study abroad.  As a Global Ambassador providing an international perspective, you are a valued, contributing member of the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences and the UMass Lowell community. 


 Overview of Responsibilities:

As a Global Ambassador, your role is to share your study abroad experience and international perspective with members of the UMass Lowell community.  Below is an overview of your responsibilities:

Advising, Outreach & Programming: 

  • Serve as a student representative of the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences and as a resource to students interested in or returning from study abroad.

  • Present at Information Sessions and Panel Discussions alongside the Office of Study Abroad and International Experience’s staff. 

  •  Hold two (2) “Study Abroad Information Tables” per semester.

  • Promote studying abroad at the UMass Lowell Study Abroad Fair.

  • Assist in classroom presentations and country-specific information sessions as appropriate.

  • Assist in the coordination and staffing of pre-departure orientation and re-entry programming for students preparing to, and returning from, study abroad.


  • Contribute ideas, feedback, and suggestions from the student perspective to assist the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences in internationalizing the campus and to assist in developing and implementing programs and services.
  • Attend meetings as required by the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences.


 Qualifications to become a Global Ambassador:

 In order to serve as a Global Ambassador, students must:

  • Be a full-time registered student at UMass Lowell.

  • Have studied abroad on an approved UMass Lowell study abroad program. 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to international education and travel, and a desire and enthusiasm for promoting study abroad throughout the UMass Lowell community.

  • Show a level of professionalism and conscientiousness in the advice given to prospective students.
  • Be outgoing, approachable, friendly, open-minded and confident in giving public presentations and in initiating conversations with a diverse body of students regarding study abroad.

Please complete the application below and submit to the Office of Study Abroad and International Experiences either in person or as an attachment. (

Global Ambassador Application (download here)

University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences