International Student Ambassador (ISA)
Who are International Student Ambassadors (ISA's)? International Student Ambassadors are student leaders who help welcome and integrate new international students to BW.
What do ISA's do? ISA's participate in a variety of tasks to help support and encourage new international students including:
- Greeting/picking up new students at the airport
- Helping new students settle into BW housing
- Serve as an ISS Orientation Leader
- Be a resource for international students throughout the academic year
- Participate in ISS events and activities throughout the academic year
Who should apply to be an ISA? Applicants who are interested in learning about other cultures and languages, who want to make international friends, who are interested in studying abroad and traveling, or those who simply want to show new students around BW, Berea, and Cleveland.
Why be an ISA? Being an ISA is a great way to meet new people and get involved in campus life. It is also a great way to network and make international connections around the world through the students you meet.
Benefits of being an ISA
Attend Free Events
Events that ISA's have attended in the past include:
- Niagara Falls
- Cedar Point
- Mapleside Farm
- Kalahari Indoor Water Park
- Chinese New Year Gala
- Brandywine Ski Resort
- Amish Country
ISA's have an opportunity to develop leadership and intercultural communication skills, which are beneficial in preparation for future careers.
Certified Peer Educator (CPE)
Become a nationally recognized Certified Peer Educator
Learn New Skills
ISA's build new skills they will need to succeed in future careers. ISA's will develop public speaking skills when communicating with new students and large groups. ISA's also have the opportunity to learn organizational and interpersonal skills by helping to plan and participate in activities and events.
Boost your Resume
The ISA position will diversify your resume by adding an international and intercultural perspective. This will help you stand out to future employers and/or graduate schools.
- Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good judicial standing.
- Have a valid driver's license and have no more than 3 points on your record
- Be willing to take a BW sponsored drivers certification course and drive BW vans to various events
- Be available to attend CPE training
2015-2016 International Student Ambassador Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. noon on Friday, February 13, 2015.
- Applicants will be notified if they are invited to an interview. Not all applicants will be invited to interview.
- Applicants can not serve as both a Resident Assistant (RA) AND an ISA.
- If you are selected as an ISA you must be available to attend all days of training, including CPE training on March 20th and 21st. You also must be available to attend ISS Orientation week which begins the week before BW Fall classes begin.
Please be aware you will need to complete the entire application at one time because there is no save function. We recommend answering the questions in a word document so you can save and spell check your answers then copy and past everything in the below form.