International Student Services


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


Professional Development

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. 


* Required information
Name: *
BW ID: *
Cumulative GPA: *
Email: *
Phone Number: *
In Fall 2015 will you be a residential student or a commuter? *
Major: *
Minor: *
Starting in Fall 2015 I will be a : *
I have studied abroad at BW (or will have by Summer 2015): *
I am a student athlete: *
If you are a student athlete, please list the sport(s) in which you participate:
Please list any organizations or employment you are involved in at BW:
Please list any organizations or employment you are involved in outside of BW:
What do you think it means to be an ISA? *
Why do you want to become an ISA? *
What is one experience you have had at BW (or in the community) that you believe has prepared you to be an ISA? *
What leadership experience do you have? *
What do you hope to accomplish by being an ISA? *
Please attach a copy of your most recent resume. It should be critiqued by career services before submission. : *
How did you hear about becoming an ISA? Check all that apply.
Campus Bulletin:    
Signs on Campus:    
A friend/former ISA:    
By checking the box below, it authorizes the Student Affairs Division of Baldwin Wallace University to release your judicial record and grade point average to the staff of International Student Services for the purpose of this application. Eligible applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be in good judicial standing.
I agree to the above statement:    
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