Student Employment - Center for INternational programs
Study Abroad Assistant
Student assistants are responsible for developing and distributing electronic publicity materials such as flyers and newsletters, organizing and conducting information sessions, attending and participating in orientation meetings and classes, gathering data for outcomes assessment, and assisting staff members on various projects throughout the year. Student assistants also act as peer advisers. Assistants must be able to work independently as well as with diverse groups, use the MS Office suite of programs effectively, and observe confidentiality.
Only those who have participated in a study abroad program approved by Ursinus will be considered. Interviews will take place the first and second week of the fall semester and an offer will be made soon thereafter.
International Student Ambassador
Opening for two students to share the position of International Student Ambassador. The International Student Ambassador(s) organizes International Student Orientation in late August and mid-January for freshmen International students and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA’s). The International Student Ambassador(s) helps the International students and FLTA’s feel welcomed by the Ursinus community and adjust to American culture.
- Must be in good academic standing (2.75 GPA)
- Must have international experience
- Good organizational and administrative skills
- Great communicative skills
- Being reliable and committed
- Initiative to work independently
- Current driver’s license
The International Student Ambassador(s) is responsible for:
- Coordinating the International Student Orientation through,
- Handle e-mail correspondence over the summer with International students
- Workshops that deal with culture shock and an introduction to American culture
- Tour of Ursinus campus including administration offices, Wellness Center and student service offices
- Arranging bank account set up and insurance presentation
- Shopping trip to purchase necessary items for their residence hall room
- Planning fun activities – i.e. trip to the King of Prussia Plaza, outlets, bowling, movies, etc.
- Using public transportation for a trip to Philadelphia
- Transporting students to campus from Philadelphia International airport
- Arranging transportation during the academic year as needed.
- Being on call from August 15th to 1st day of classes
- Planning and conducting educational and social events throughout the fall and spring semesters
- Serving as a mentor to the International students
- Monthly meetings with the Director of First-Year Programs and the International Student Advisor.
$500 stipend in 4 installments for each Ambassador.
Applications need to be submitted by March 30, 2012