Lang Global Ambassadors

  • Be Rewarded for Studying Abroad

    What Are Global Ambassadors?

    Global Ambassadors are Lang students selected by the Dean’s Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs to promote global learning experiences. They are recognized by Eugene Lang College for their contributions to campus life.

    Global Ambassadors are leaders among their peers and enthusiastically enrich the college experience for all students through various activities. They promote study abroad, build connections, and help their fellow students develop an international dimension to their academic experience.

    As a Global Ambassador, you will share your experiences by posting on Lang’s social media while abroad and help make study abroad even better by giving us feedback on your program.

    Once you return from your study abroad trip, you will be involved in outreach activities including peer advising, tabling at events throughout campus, and presenting on study abroad during classroom visits.

    Along with the Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs, Global Ambassadors also represent Lang in year-round programs such as Orientation, Study Abroad fairs, the Dean's Honor Symposium, Cultural Heritage Months, International Week, and International Education Week.

    In addition, Global Ambassadors serve as peer mentors and work one-on-one with international and exchange students to help them acclimate to life at Lang, at The New School, and in the United States.

    Activities that Global Ambassadors participate in with international and exchange students include showing students how to get around NYC, how to navigate the campus, and where they can shop for groceries, books, or dorm supplies. Making them feel at home at Lang could also mean introducing them to potential friends or inviting them to an event. International students are sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of information they receive as they enter the United States and enroll in school; Global Ambassadors make their transition easier by sharing information on resources and tips on studying, courses, and university life.

    Being a Global Ambassador at Lang offers students a unique opportunity to forge lifelong friendships and gain diverse perspectives on the world from another culture. It will help you continue with the learning you experienced abroad and build community at Lang and at The New School. You can apply for and receive a Global Ambassador Award more than once during your academic career. International students are also encouraged to apply.

    As a Global Ambassador, you are eligible to receive an award for study abroad

    As a Global Ambassador, you are eligible to receive an award of up to $5,000 for your study abroad program (must be for a Lang study abroad program) while gaining cross-cultural knowledge and leadership skills. You will also receive a Student Leadership Certificate and celebrate the year’s accomplishments at an Academic Year Luncheon. More benefits will be featured in upcoming announcements.

    In return, all Global Ambassadors are expected to fulfill the following service requirements in the semester that follows their study abroad program:

    • Participate in regular meetings to plan and discuss activities. Typically, meetings are held three or four times during a semester.
    • Serve as a peer advisor for at least one international student over the course of a semester.
    • Organize and participate in a minimum of one global programs event.
    • Participate in two classroom visits.
    • Attend a Welcome Event at the beginning of the semester.
    • Attend an End-of-Year Luncheon with the Dean’s Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs.
    • Students who receive the Global Ambassador Award will automatically be registered for a zero-credit course entitled Global Ambassador Award, graded on a pass/fail basis, as part of the award requirement.

    If becoming a Global Ambassador sounds like something you would like to do, please apply!

    Deadlines: October 1, 2018 (Spring Ambassadors); March 1, 2019 (Summer/Fall Ambassadors)

    For more information about the Global Ambassador Program at Eugene Lang College, please contact