Study Abroad Ambassador Program
Remember this time last fall when you were studying abroad or preparing to go abroad, and what a life-changing experience your time abroad was? Can you share that experience with others and promote the opportunities that NCC offers for students to STUDY ABROAD?
If so, apply now to be a
NCC STUDY ABROAD AMBASSADOR!
The Study Abroad Ambassador Program was created several years ago as part of an increased effort to promote study abroad from a student perspective. Study abroad returnees are ideal resources for current NCC students interested in studying abroad. Having studied, lived, and traveled abroad returnees represent an experience that many students are considering but, for a variety of reasons, have not yet explored. As a Study Abroad Ambassador you will have the opportunity to highlight the variety of programs NCC offers, while sharing your own life-changing study abroad experience.
You will be trained for this position, which includes making 5 classroom presentations. You will learn the basics about ALL the NCC study abroad opportunities and do a sample presentation before going into the classroom. The training time is approximately 3 hours and upon completion of your Ambassador duties you will be paid, so your time and efforts are not only appreciated and but also rewarded. Study Abroad Ambassadors also often act as mentors for perspective study abroad students.
Meet Some of our Study Abroad Ambassadors for 2012-2013
Majors: East Asian Studies, Global Studies and Japanese
Aoyama University (Tokyo, Japan)
"It has always been my dream to go to Japan, ever since I was a little girl. Finally, through North Central College, I was able to study in the middle of Tokyo, one of the biggest cities in the world. I got to do so many amazing things while I was abroad that I know will never forget. One week I would get to experience fashion week in Harajuku, while the next I would be climbing Miyajima mountain in Hiroshima. In addition to these, I even made connections with some extremely influential people such as the former editor of Japan vogue, and the CEO of an anime publishing company! These experiences I had and the friends I made will stay with me forever."
Majors: Biochemistry & Spanish
Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain)
"Studying abroad truly changed my life and my oulook on so many things. It not only allowed me to make new life long friends, but it allowed me to to really learn about another culture and in turn, I view American culture differently. It made me appreciate things more and become a more open-minded person. I fell in love with Sevilla and cannot wait to return."
Majors: Management, Marketing and Economics
MacQuarie University (Sydney, Australia)
"One of the most unusual, yet gratifying experiences about being abroad is that you represent the ENTIRE United States of America. You get thousands of questions about what it’s like living in the States because people are fascinated about our country’s history and culture worldwide. While overseas, I was enrolled in Consumer Behavior to fulfill a business requirement at NCC. One of the chapters featured a section about the 11 core American values. Because I was the only American in my lecture of more than 100 students, I instantly became the foremost authority on this subject with my professor and peers. In fact, I got to talk about each core value in context with American culture. When we had a pop quiz on the American core values the following class session, my professor didn’t even let me take the quiz because she called me an expert."
For more information on becoming a study abroad ambassador, please email Kimberly Larsson, Director of Study Abroad at email@example.com