Be a Global Learning Volunteer

Use your study abroad experience to help your fellow students live their dreams of going abroad.

Global Learning Peer Advisor

As a Global Learning Peer Advisor, you will provide inspiration and apply your experience to help other students through the study abroad preparation process. You will gain leadership experience and practical professional skills. Internship credit is possible with approval by your major department.

As a Global Learning Peer Advisor, you will:

  • Conduct Global Cougs 101 information sessions
  • Help students in the Global Learning resource room
  • Help students select a program and optimize their experience abroad
  • Present your experiences to various groups on campus
  • Help plan and participate in events such as the Global Learning Fair, Pre-Departure Orientations, and reentry workshops for students like you who have studied abroad

Qualifications

  • Complete a successful study abroad experience as a WSU student
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Have interest in the field of international education
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 (or better)

Requirements

Time commitment:

  • 1 semester minimum. We prefer that students commit to an academic year if possible
  • At least 4 work hours per week

Global Learning Peer Advisors must be able to:

  • Advise students in an accurate and professional manner, upholding the policies and procedures of WSU and the Office of International Programs
  • Attend scheduled training sessions and group meetings
  • Work in Global Learning during regular work hours (generally 4-8 hours per week; scheduling and hours worked can be flexible)
  • Commit to a variety of duties, including regular office hours, presentations, special events, and training sessions, some of which may occur during the evening and on weekends.

Internship credit may be available; requirements will be based on parameters set by the credit-granting department.

Global Learning Ambassador

Global Learning Ambassadors serve as contacts for students who are choosing locations and programs for study abroad.

As a Global Learning Ambassador, you can represent the country, city, and program where you studied, and use your experience to help your fellow students decide whether to study abroad and where to go.

Students will contact you with questions about the city and country you were in, the specific program you went on, and more. You will draw on your own study abroad experience to answer them (and we will help you get prepared).