International Ambassadors

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“Join this team at your own risk. Potential hazards include extreme bonding with non-Americans, susceptibility to open-minded dialogue and a contagious appreciation for our globalized society. Prepare yourselves accordingly, because the IA experience might just be to die for.” -Joseph Yixin Tang, Notre Dame junior and proud Third-Culture Kid

International Ambassadors (IAs) are a select group of University of Notre Dame students, both international and American, undergraduate and graduate, who serve as ISSA's student leadership team.

IAs serve as peer mentors by assisting new international students with their academic, cultural and social adjustment to the United States and Notre Dame. 

IAs represent Notre Dame International by assisting with International Student Orientation and international programming. And provide invaluable feedback and guidance on issues related to international students. 

Meet our 2016-2017 International Ambassadors!

Yearly Activities with IA Participation and Leadership

This leadership position begins with an International Ambassador Banquet in April 2017 and continues through the following academic year. International Ambassadors:

  1. Attend monthly IA dinner meetings
  2. Participate in a three-day training retreat in August 
  3. Welcome new students at the two day International Student Orientation in August
  4. Serve on one of three committees: International Taste of South Bend @ND (Fall), Global Café (6 times a year), Student Safety Summits and Returnee Retreats (Fall/Spring). 
  5. Other activities include: assist with other ISSA events, like Family Friendship Program Kick-off dinner, new IA interviews, discussions with NDI Senior Leadership and welcoming international visitors to campus.

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