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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.

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 program in August before classes start.

SUMMER 2021 DATES

  • Training: August 12 - August 14
  • Orientation Dates: August 15 - August 22
  • *Dates are subject to change

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! 

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.