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Become an ISA -- International Student Ambassador 

International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) are current undergraduate Stony Brook University students who volunteer to welcome and aid incoming international students during Undergraduate International Student Orientation.  ISAs play a major role in assisting with the adjustment of new undergraduate international students during their transition to the university community.  ISAs are a vital component of International Student Orientation and an important resource for new students.  Volunteering as an ISA is not only a great service opportunity but it is also a leadership and networking opportunity.

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  ISA RESPONSIBILITIES 
International Student Ambassadors assist with the following activities:

  • Attend and take part in training sessions.
  • Assist new undergraduate international students as they complete orientation tasks.
  • Facilitate discussion during student success workshops on topics such as adjusting to the US culture and educational system, and getting involved.
  • Provide information about campus life and answer students' questions.
  • Support programming for new undergraduate international students.
  • Assist orientation supervisors as needed.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must be an undergraduate student in spring 2021 and fall 2021.
  • Must be available to attend ISA Trainings & Meetings.
  • Must commit to the position for the full International Orientation Week (late August -the week before classes start).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially when communicating with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong desire to help new international students.
  • Self-motivated.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
  • Must commit to the position for the full International Orientation Week. 
  • Must attend required training sessions.
  • Prompt response to all office communications (email, Google Calendar invitations, etc.).
  • Must be on time for all training sessions and orientation events.

BENEFITS

  • Experience and development of public speaking skills, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • Networking with University staff and fellow ISAs.
  • Possibility to move into your residence hall early if you are living on campus.
APPLY TO BE AN ISA

Apply here for the Summer 2021 ISA position! Interviews begin mid-march.

ISA INTEREST WINTER 2022 AND BEYOND

If you are interested in the ISA position for Winter 2022 and beyond, please click here to complete the International Student Ambassador Interest Form.