Applications for the Global Ambassador Program are now open! Apply by the priority deadline, Friday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The final deadline is Friday, September 25 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 matches students of different races, nationalities, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and class years. It provides a safe(r) space for discussing topics such as culture shock, communication styles, social perceptions, identity, and family traditions. GAP selects a cohort of approximately 20 ambassadors who participate in monthly dialogues led by student facilitators. Ambassadors are also matched into smaller peer groups (also led by student facilitators) which meet monthly for additional bonding opportunities, 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.
GAP applicants should be prepared to commit to a full academic year of participation, which includes regular (virtual) programming on Friday mornings (usually twice a month, 9:00-10:15 a.m. EDT) as well as occasional additional programming.