Global Ambassadors

Do you have a strong passion for intercultural experiences?  Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with others and expand your global knowledge?  Becoming a Global Ambassador may be just the thing for you!


Who are Global Ambassadors?

Global Ambassadors (GA’s) are UM students selected by the Office of Study Abroad to promote global learning experiences. They are recognized by the University of Miami for their contributions to campus life. GA’s 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 scope to their academic experience. Some of the outreach activities that GA’s are involved in include but are not limited to: peer advising, tabling at events on campus and sharing information during classroom visits. UM Global Ambassadors also participate in study abroad programming such as Orientation, Study Abroad Fairs, Cultural Heritage Months, and COISO I-Week.

Additionally, GA’s have the opportunity to serve as UM peer mentors and work one-on-one with international exchange students to assist them in acclimating to life at UM and the U.S.

Benefits of being a UM Study Abroad Global Ambassador

  • Network with other UM students who have studied abroad 
  • Promote study abroad opportunities to other UM students
  • Involvement in campus activities and international education opportunities at UM
  • Strengthen your intercultural communication skills
  • Enhance your leadership and public speaking abilities
  • Add meaningful volunteer and leadership experience to your resume
  • Attain a UM Global Ambassador Certificate of Participation


  • Participated on a UM partner, “U” study abroad program, or Faculty-Led Program
  • Commitment to GA program for a minimum of one complete semester
  • Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing
Participation Requirements

If selected, GA’s are required to participate in the following:

  1. Attend Mandatory Study Abroad Ambassador Training 
  2. Engage with UM Social Media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  3. Attend at least 5 UM study abroad events per semester 
  4. Serve as an UM Study Abroad alumni contact for prospective study abroad students, respond to general student inquiries and participate in classroom presentations

Application Deadline

  • Students that participated on Spring and Summer study abroad programs: August 31
  • Students that participated on Fall study abroad programs: January 31

For more information about the Global Ambassador Program at the University of Miami, please email:
Andrea Ruffoni Semidey, Program Coordinator, 

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