Global Ambassador Mentors

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What is a Global Ambassador Mentor?

Global Ambassador mentors are current undergraduate students that assist international students in adjusting to the UC Davis campus and introduce them to U.S. culture. As a mentor you gain valuable leadership skills, practical experience with intercultural communication, and a deeper understanding of your role in a global community.

The year-long internship provides unique opportunities for mentors to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the field of international education
  • Foster a mentor/mentee relationship and a welcoming community with new incoming international students
  • Foster the international community on campus
  • Enhance their skills in event planning, project management, and communication
  • Further develop cross-cultural understanding and intercultural leadership skills
  • Work with the SISS and Global Affairs offices, such as the International Student Orientation and International Education Week

Our goal is to recruit a group of mentors from the U.S. and from countries all over the world, students from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply! There are no citizenship or permanent residency requirements to participate, however, students must be eligible for employment in the U.S. to receive the stipend.

If you have any questions about the program or your eligibility, feel free to contact us at sissconnect@ucdavis.edu. Selected ambassadors will take an Intercultural Leadership Class during spring quarter and participate in an internship during fall and winter quarter, which includes a transcript notation.

Recruitment for new student mentors for the 2020-2021 cohort year is now open through January 31! Please complete the application here.