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2022 Global Ambassador Program Application

Applications for the Global Ambassador Program Extended deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

GAP is a year-long international friendship program that aims to foster intercultural dialogue among Columbia's diverse student body. The program participants are of different races, nationalities, classes, genders, sexual orientations and class years. GAP provides a brave(r) space for discussing topics influenced by our values. Topics have included culture shock, communication styles, social perceptions, cancel culture, borders, identity and family traditions. Visit the Global Ambassador Program page for more information.

If you have any concerns or conflicts, please email gap_coord@columbia.edu.

Time Commitment

GAP applicants should be prepared to commit to a full academic year of participation, which includes regular programming on Friday evenings (usually twice a month, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT).  Students are expected to be available on the following dates and times:

  • Fall Kickoff
    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Spring Kickoff 
    • Friday, January 27, 2023
    • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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