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!
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.