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Become International Student Ambassador (ISA) & Orientation Leader (OL)

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. View the Orientation Leader position description here!

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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 fall 2021 and spring 2022.
  • Must be available to attend ISA Trainings & Meetings.
  • Must commit to the position for the full International Orientation program in January before classes start.

WINTER 2022 DATES

  • Training: Tuesday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th
  • Orientation Dates: Thursday, January 20th - Saturday, January 22nd
  • *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 Program.
  • 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 Winter 2022 ISA position! Please note this is a combined position with the Orientation Leader role. Please review both positions before applying.

ISA INTEREST SUMMER 2022 AND BEYOND

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