Upon Your Return
Education Abroad Student Ambassadors
Have you participated in a West Virginia University Education Abroad program? Do you want to share your abroad experience with other students? Become an Education Abroad Student Ambassador! Student Ambassadors are a valuable part of the Education Abroad team. Responsibilities for student ambassadors include:
- Promoting study abroad events via word-of-mouth, social media, on-campus outreach efforts, and other marketing initiatives
- Representing WVU Education Abroad at campus-wide events
- Aiding in the development of new international programs and opportunities
- Fostering relationships with international students on campus.
In 2019, Education Abroad piloted the “Buddy Program”, which
is a peer support program. The Buddy Program helps incoming students settle
into life at WVU by matching them with one of our Education Abroad Student
Ambassadors to provide informal support by regularly meeting up and sharing
their experiences and tips. We believe the providing peer support to new
students, in their first few months is crucial to a quality student experience
and the student ambassador’s role will be important in achieving this.