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Study Abroad Ambassadors

Study Abroad Ambassadors 2017-18 

Kaysie Tam (Executive Ambassador)
Alexander Amari
Jordan Bulanda
Blessing Falade
Becca Federman
Joanne Hong
Yae Jee Hong
Marisa Hudson
Rachel Lee
Sam Levy
Alicia McCormick
Laura Nicholson
Charis Wang
Athena Xu

What is the Study Abroad Ambassador Program?

Study abroad returnees have had valuable experiences living and studying abroad and are therefore an asset and a resource for the Rice community.  The Rice study Abroad Office administers the student "Study Abroad Ambassador Program", selecting a group of study abroad alumni each year to serve as Ambassadors.  These students serve as liaisons between the Study Abroad Office and the undergraduate student body by creating, organizing, marketing, and implementing year-long programming. They are energetic, knowledgeable, and helpful resources for the Rice community.

What do Study Abroad Ambassadors do?

Study Abroad Ambassadors...

  • Act as representatives of the Rice study Abroad Office
  • Answer questions from students interested in study abroad
  • Participate in Study Abroad events and information sessions
  • Organize outreach efforts and promotional events
  • Help to welcome exchange students from other countries
  • Work closely with PAAs to help advise study abroad students academically

How can I contact a Study Abroad Ambassador?

If you are considering studying abroad, you may contact a Study Abroad Ambassador in your college or major directly, attend one of the many informational sessions held throughout the year, or stop in during the Ambassador Open Office Hours (indicated in our Calendar of Events).  

How do I apply to become a Study Abroad Ambassador?

The application, interview and selection process occurs in the Spring semester each year. Any student who has studied abroad on a Rice-approved program, is in good academic and judicial standing, and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, is eligible to apply. Please contact the Study Abroad Office for further details.

If you have questions about the ambassador program, please contact the Rice Study Abroad Office.