Global Student Ambassadors

The Global Student Ambassador (GSA) Program at SUNY Fredonia allows both international and domestic students the chance to become involved in a leadership position.

Students who become Global Student Ambassadors help the International Education Center in welcoming the international students for the first time once they reach the SUNY Fredonia campus. GSAs also interact with the newly arrived international students during the International Student Orientation, give tours of the SUNY Fredonia campus, and become friends for life with students from all over the world.

Global Student Ambassadors


Who can apply to become a Global Student Ambassador?

  • Must be a student enrolled at SUNY Fredonia;
  • Students who have participated in international programs abroad;
  • International Students;
  • Students who have lived with international students or who have lived abroad;
  • Anyone interested in other cultures and creating an open and accepting campus community


What's that? You want to be a Global Student Ambassador?

Becoming a Global Student Ambassador is a very easy process.

     1. Apply and hand in your application to the International Education Center in LoGrasso Hall.

     2. Once your application has been received and looked over, you should receive an email from the International Education Center regarding your acceptance as a Global Student Ambassador, describing information that is imperative for you to know.

     4. Come to the training session with the Global Student Ambassador training manual and bring open minds and questions.

     5. Meet the new students!!!

APPLICATION DEADLINE for SPRING 2014: 15 November 2013

**Applications submitted AFTER 15 November 2013 will not be considered!**


What are the benefits?

  • Work closely with SUNY Fredonia’s international students and International Education Center;
  • Experience for your résumé;
  • Broaden your cross-cultural knowledge and experience


What do Global Student Ambassadors gain?

  • Leadership and Public-Speaking Skills;
  • Cross-Cultural Knowledge;
  • Public Relations Experience;
  • Event Planning Experience;
  • Life-Long Friends with International Students;
  • Recognition by SUNY Fredonia Administration and Faculty


Global Student Ambassador Responsibilities Throughout the Semester

     A. Must attend at least ONE orientation session during International Student Orientation;

     B. Attend at least ONE International Education Center event and/or co-sponsorship;

     C. Help plan at least ONE program each semester;

     D. Be a positive spokesperson for International Education and SUNY Fredonia;

     E. Become a mentor to the international students


Meet Your Fall 2013 Global Student Ambassadors!

Click here to view the profiles of the International Education Center's Global Student Ambassadors. 


International Student Orientation Fall 2013

The International Student Orientation for Fall 2013 will be from August 19th until August 23rd. Global Student Ambassadors should be back in Fredonia by August 17th to help with final preparations.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact William Webber, Global Student Ambassador Coordinator, via email at

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