University of South Florida
|Eligibility:||Please see below for requirements.|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2016||08/15/2016 **||Rolling Admission||08/22/2016||12/23/2016|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||USF Sponsored||Credit Offered:||Non-Credit|
|Program Advisor:||Chris Haynes|
- Program Overview
- What will you do as a New Member?
- Program Requirements
- Program Structure
- How to join
- Contact Information
As part of the GloBull Ambassador's program, you will have the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with students who are thinking about studying abroad, or those who have already decided and are in the process of preparing for their study. In addition to quality conversations about overseas destinations and issues, you will get to experience the study abroad industry from the advisor's standpoint, network within the study abroad community, and add a great experience to your résumé!
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As a new member of the GloBull Ambassadors you will have several opportunities throughout the semester to talk to other prospective students about your experiences abroad. You will be able to accomplish this by attending several different types of Education Abroad sponsored events. By attending these events you will not only gain the hours you need to successfully complete the program, but you will also gain valuable skills in programming, public speaking and communication. In addition to the events GBA’s will also be invited to participate in group socials and professional development sessions designed to help students reflect on their experiences abroad in a more meaningful way.
GloBull Ambassadors will be required to attend the following throughout the semester:
- General body meeting
- GloBull Ambassador training session
- Diversity Series Event
*Note: GBA’s only have to attend 1 general body meeting, 1 training session and 1 Diversity Series event.
In addition to the requirements above all GloBull Ambassadors will need to participate in at least 2 of the following events hosted by Education Abroad:
- An Education Abroad Fair or Showcase
- A Program Social Event
- Getting Started Session
- Bull Market
Total Semester Hour Commitment: 20 hrs
GloBull Ambassador Training Academy **REQUIRED FOR ALL MEMBERS (new & returning)**:
During this mandatory workshop (multiple sessions will be held during the beginning of the semester, times TBD) you will learn the ins and outs of being a GloBull Ambassador! This training session is led by the Education Abroad Student Program Coordinator, Education Abroad Staff and members of the GloBull Ambassador Executive Board. Both the staff and students will not only prepare you for the various ways you will be representing and promoting Education Abroad, but you will also gain insight on how the program is geared toward your professional development.
You will only be required to attend one of these offered sessions if selected to be a GloBull Ambassador.
Program Executive Board:
President- The president of the GBA program will be responsible for overseeing the board and the overall progress of the program. This individual will meet bi-weekly with the board and lead discussions about the current and future status of the program. This person will also be responsible for keeping the Student Program Coordinator up to date with developments with the board, subcommittees and new members. They will also be required to run and oversee the monthly subcommittee meeting. The president is the face of the program!
Vice President- This individual will work closely with the president and sit in as president during times of absence. They must attend all bi-weekly meetings and will be expected to attend a higher volume of events to determine an events success. This person needs to be very flexible with scheduling and have a very objective mindset to help evaluate the events that make up the program. The VP will take a more active role making sure the entire program is running smoothly.
Marketing Director- This person will oversee all strategies regarding outreach across campus. This will include, but not be limited to, all forms of print media, social media, side walk chalking, Bull Markets and any other forms of promotion for Education Abroad. This person will directly oversee the entire Marketing/Outreach subcommittee to ensure efficiency and that our branding is consistent. This person may also be responsible for managing a small budget in conjunction with the Student Program Coordinator.
Internal Marketing Director-This person will be in charge of keeping the current GBA’s on task. They will send out daily and weekly reminders to the group regarding up and coming opportunities for hours. They will coordinate with the Marketing Director on internal strategies to promote participation for specifically highlighted events throughout the semester.
Secretary- This individual will be responsible for tracking the programs progress. They will be expected to keep detailed records of executive board meetings. They will also need to be able to organize and keep track of event folders. They will need to make sure that each folder consists of all of the required elements and also establish a system for tracking event survey responses.
**Board positions are held for one year starting in the Fall. Members are required to have at least one semester of GBA experience to apply.**
ADDITIONAL Semester Commitment: 10-20 hours
GBA Subcommittees & Diversity Series:
Scholarship & Peer Mentor Committee: This group of students will work in conjunction with our Office Registrar and Scholarship Administrator, Melissa Steiner, from our main office. The committees main goal will be to help advise and mentor prospective students through the scholarship application process. Students will focus on teaching students how to write effective letters of intent, gain useful recommendations and how to apply to a multitude of scholarships to help fund an experience abroad. This group will have weekly office hours in the Marshall Center to hold open advising sessions on this topic. They will also be asked to participate in funding session presentations as well as additional program development. REQUIREMENTS: Must have won an Ed Abroad Scholarship or other study abroad specific scholarship/grant.
***Subcommittee members will be required to attend at least one monthly meeting with the Student Program Coordinator and the Executive Board and comment on their groups progress and plans for the future.***
ADDITIONAL Semester Commitment: 5 - 10 hours
Diversity Series Engagement:
GBA’s will be required to attend at least one Diversity Series hosted by Education Abroad. In addition to attending one of these events GBA’s will also be asked to participate in the program’s development. Students will select which program they plan to attend then assist in the programs creation, development and maintenance. Details will be provided at the training sessions.
ADDITIONAL Semester Commitment: 5 - 10 hours
All past study abroad participants are eligible to apply to the GloBull Ambassador Program. It does not matter when you studied abroad just as long as you have returned and are a current student on the main Tampa campus.
Past GloBull Ambassadors who have completed their program requirements will be automatically accepted into the program the following semester if they so choose to participate. New applicants or returning GBA’s that did not finish their hours will go through the process below.
- Apply online (select Apply Now above)
- Applications will be reviewed by selection committee
- Student Interviews will be held the first week of classes
- Students will be contacted by the Student Program Coordinator if selected
- Be prepared for a quick 10-15 minutes in person interview
4. Final selections will be made by the end of the week to accommodate for training
Student Program Coordinator
Education Abroad Gateway Office