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Education Abroad Student Ambassador

Are you enthusiastic about your experience abroad?  Are you eager to share your experiences with others? Interested in being a resource for prospective students? If your answers to these questions are YES, please consider sharing your information with us so we can list you as an Education Abroad Student Ambassador.

As a Student Ambassador, you contact information will be listed on our Education Abroad website. You will have the opportunity to volunteer in outreach activities such as the Education Abroad Fair, pre-departure orientations, informational sessions, and classroom visits. We also ask that you be available to interested study abroad participants through email and/or phone communication or even grabbing coffee with a fellow student!

Click on the link below to share your travel experience, tips, and suggestions, and promote your program to students who are applying or accepted into a study abroad program by becoming an

Ambassador Info Form

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Community Outreach

As a part of the Department of Student Activities, Community Outreach offers students opportunities to engage in service related activities that enhance the quality of life of others in the community while enriching their own learning experience at the University of Connecticut. Their website provides UConn and local communities information about initiatives and resources related to volunteerism, community service, service-learning, and community partnerships.  Semester-long program opportunities include work in the areas of health and human services and language and literacy.

Office of International Student & Scholar Services (McMahon Hall, mezzanine level)

Engage with international students on campus! ISSS facilitates many events all year long.

International Coffee Hours

Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00, Coffee Hours are wonderful opportunities to meet others with an international experience.  All are welcome to attend. Contact DISP for more information @ 486-3855.

UConn Cultural Centers

African American

Asian America

Puerto Rican/Latin American

International Film Nights

Von der Mehden has a Friday night international film series (see UConn Events Calendar)

Cross Cultural Connections

People interested in meeting people from different cultures needed! Students need to hear “real” English and practice with their peers in personal and informal settings. Volunteering to be a partner in Cross Cultural Connections is a way to experience another culture without ever leaving the Storrs campus. Conversation partners may join classes regularly or just once or twice.

If you think you may be interested, contact Sandie Gong and Romana Haider at uconn.co.ccconnections@gmail.com.

French Club

A dynamic French Club led by an exchange graduate student from Paris organizes a variety of extra-curricular events involving students at all levels. These include excursions to New York City, Boston, and Montreal, as well as French, Caribbean, and African dinners.

For more information contact: Professor Lucy McNeece Lucy.mcneece@uconn.edu

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is organized by Graduate students in the Spanish section of the Modern and Classical Languages and its main function is to create a space where students learning Spanish have the opportunity to practice and use the Spanish they learn in the classroom as well as to meet other students who are  interested in Latinamerican and Spanish culture. One of the activities organized on a weekly or bi-weekly basis is a meeting generally conducted by a TA in which they talk in Spanish discussing a particular topic. They also organize movies and dinners or other types of activities.

For more information contact: Professor Miguel Gomes miguel.gomes@uconn.edu

Job Search/Resume

An experience abroad looks very attractive on a resume. This shows the potential employer that you have skills in adaptability, intercultural competence, resourcefulness, and possibly a second language. You may find that your experience abroad has left you wanting more. Visit the UConn Center for Career Development for help articulating how your experience abroad can help you in your career search. Another wonderful resource is Transitions Abroad, a magazine designed for those interested in living, working or volunteering abroad.

Education Abroad Global Student Mentor Program

The Education Abroad Global Student Program offers an opportunity for students that are passionate about study abroad to contribute to the outreach efforts of UConn Education Abroad.  Interns are study abroad alumni who will conduct outreach efforts on campus and work with the incoming exchange student population.  This includes advising walk-in students, presenting to classes, conducting Education Abroad 101 sessions, contributing to social media campaigns, and making promotional videos.  All UConn students that studied abroad through UConn are eligible to apply.  More information and a link to the online application will be sent to students over email when they return from studying abroad.