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Become a GSA


We are seeking exemplary students to serve as Global Student Ambassadors (GSAs) during Summer Session 2!

This position is integral in supporting the efforts of the Office of Global Affairs’ Global Summer Institute (GSI) program. GSAs will work both independently and in a team setting to welcome and support incoming, short-term international students to Stony Brook University.

GSAs serve as a peer and mentor for our incoming international students and facilitate with their orientation and adjustment to campus.  Hours are flexible, but some evenings and weekends may be required.

Applications will open in Handshake in March and will be reviewed and students contacted for interviews in April 2022.


Global Student Ambassador 
Paid position

  • Serve as a peer and mentor for incoming international students participating in GSI
  • Assist new students with their orientation process and adjusting to living on campus
  • Plan and participate in social activities during Summer Session 2
  • Assist with other projects as designated by supervisor
  • Flexible hours but some evenings and weekends required
  • Check SBU email on a regular basis



  • Native or near-native English speaker/ high level of English proficiency
  • Actively participate and generate enthusiasm at events
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to plan and facilitate social programming independently
  • Be able to navigate public transportation including local buses, LIRR, and SBU bus routes
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible, and flexible



  • Build up your resume by showing leadership skills while working with a diverse population
  • Free participation in pre-planned summer trips (pending availability)
  • Free GSA T-shirt
  • Make friends and grow your social network