The application is now closed. If you have any questions about your application, please email GAP Coordinators.
Interested in intercultural exchange? Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Plan to apply for an international internship? Just Returned from a fabulous study abroad trip and crave for more intercultural experiences? Join the Global Ambassador Program!
Global Ambassador Program (GAP) is a year-long international friendship program that aims to foster intercultural dialogues among Columbia's diverse student body. The program matches students of different races, nationalities, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and class years. It provides a safer space for discussing topics such as culture shock, communication styles, intercultural conflict styles, social perceptions, and social (dis)comfort. GAP will host monthly themed intercultural events. Ambassador pairs will also meet up informally to engage in intercultural activities and discussions. All CC and SEAS students are welcome to apply. You DO NOT have to be an international student to apply to be a part of the program. Visit the Global Ambassador Program Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Applications Due: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Interview/Selection Week: September 26 to October 2, 2016
Application Status Notification: October 3, 2016
Global Ambassador Program Kick-Off: Friday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.