» Global Ambassadors
The purpose of this program is to pair visiting international exchange and intensive English students with American students at the University of Mississippi in order to foster understanding and more open communication between these two groups.
Global Ambassadors are representatives of the University of Mississippi who help international exchange or intensive English students acclimate to life in Oxford by inviting them to social events and campus activities and introducing them to Ole Miss college traditions such as Groving, pep rallies, Greek life, and local arts. Each Global Ambassador will assist a group of two or three exchange students and will be paired with the group based on common interests and majors. International exchange and intensive English students come from universities across the globe: China, France, Ireland, South Korea, Argentina, Germany, and Ecuador… just to name a few.
If you are a current University of Mississippi student who is interested in getting to know people from across the world and would like to learn about other cultures while helping visiting international students integrate into the Oxford and Ole Miss Community throughout the semester, then this program is right for you!
- Global Ambassadors must have a GPA of 2.5
- A letter of recommendation is required for new applicants to apply
- Once accepted attend the Global Ambassadors Orientation with the International Outreach Office
- Assist new international students with move in and acclimating to campus life during Welcome Week (the week before classes start)
- Initiate and maintain personal contact with your partners throughout the semester, personal contact with your partners each week is preferred
- Invite students to join you in campus and community activities throughout the semester
- Maintain contact with the International Outreach Office throughout the semester and help the Office with social events for the international students
We are now taking applications for Summer and Fall 2013 Global Ambassadors. The application deadline is April 15th, 2013. You will then be invited to attend an informal interview. Final decisions will be announced in April 2013.
For an questions or more information about this program, please email email@example.com or call the International Outreach Office at 915-3766. We are located in 103 Yerby Conference Center
If you're a current UM student who would like to volunteer as a Global Ambassador, please click here to download an application.
Please click here to apply online.
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Spring 2012 Welcome Week and Social Events
Tuesday January 17
Official Arrival Day
When you arrive at the airport please gather your bags and make your way to BAGGAGE CLAIM B. A University of Mississippi representative will be waiting at Baggage Claim B to meet you and will be holding a red sign that says "University of Mississippi" on it.
Because we have many students arriving on the same day, we will break you into shuttle groups. You will receive an e-mail at least one week prior to arrival letting you know what the shuttle time is for your group. If you are arriving in advance of this time please check in with the UM representative first and then you may get food or freshen up while you wait for the shuttle to arrive.
If your flight is delayed and you miss your original shuttle time, please still make your way to Baggage Claim B when you land. Should you have difficulty connecting with your shuttle please call the International Outreach Office at 662.915.3766 and someone will assist you.
Wednesday January 18
Orientation Day 1
7:30 am – 8:00 am — Shuttles will be picking students up at the University Trails club house and dropping you at the EF Yerby Conference Center for Orientation
8:00 am – 12:00 pm —Orientation with Office of International Programs at the Inn at Ole Miss
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm —J-1 and F-1 visa information sessions in Inn at Ole Miss ballroom
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm — Students registered as “Business Undecided” at UM go to Holman 220 for advising with business school
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm —Students who did not submit the required TOEFL/IELTS score go to EF Yerby Conference Center to take Michigan Test to establish English proficiency
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Office hours at the International Outreach Office to address any questions or concerns, EF Yerby Conference Center Room 103
Orientation Day 2
9:00 am – 10:00 am —Shuttles will run from University Trails to EF Yerby Conference Center; continental breakfast will be served at EF Yerby Conference Center
10:00 am – 12:00 pm —Orientation with International Outreach Office in Anderson 21
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm —Orientation Rotation with Global Ambassadors
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm — Shuttles will run from University Trails to Powerhouse
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Welcome dinner at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center
8:45 pm – 9:00 pm —Shuttles will run from Powerhouse to University Trails
Friday January 20
Student Activity Day
9:00 am – 11:00 am —Office hours at the International Outreach Office to address any questions or concerns, EF Yerby Conference Center Room 103
9:00 am – 11:00 am — Students who were unable to complete the Orientation Rotation need to come to the EF Yerby Conference Center to meet up with a Global Ambassador and complete the rotation
Time TBA – All students who wish to take Intensive English courses are required to meet at the Intensive English building to register
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Oxford/Ole Miss Scavenger Hunt beginning and ending at Grove Stage
|January 23||Classes begin!|
Social Security Administration on campus
6:00 pm — UM vs. Florida basketball at Tad Smith Coliseum
11:00 am - 8:00 pm — Memphis Shopping Trip: Wolfchase Galleria and Winchester Farmer's Market
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm — NBA game and Beale Street: Spend the afternoon on Beale Street enjoying music, food, and dancing. Then meet up at the FedEx Forum at 6:00 p.m. to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play the Golden State Warriors.
Cost is $60 per student and includes round-trip transportation and ticket to game.
14 - 18
Spring Break (no classes)
10 - 18
|Spring Break Beach Trip — more details available during Welcome Week|
|March 31||Rebel Challenge Course with Global Ambassadors|
|April 14||Baseball Tent|
27 - 28
|Double Decker Arts Festival|
|May 4||Farewell Dinner|
|May 11||Last day of classes|
|May 12||Official Departure Day|
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