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When will I know whether I am accepted?

You will be notified whether you are accepted to GAP and, if accepted, information about your paired ambassador by October 8, 2015.


I am not an international student. Can I apply?

Yes! GAP is open to all CC and SEAS undergraduate students. You do not have to be an international student to apply to be a part of the program.


I am a visiting student. Can I apply?

The commitment to the program is one academic year (September 2015 to April 2016). If you will be around for a year, you are welcome to apply!


When is the application deadline?

The application is open from now to Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.


What is the Global Ambassador Program?

The Global Ambassador Program (GAP) is a new international friendship program that aims to foster intercultural dialogues among Columbia's diverse student body, as well as connect students from different social identities, cultural backgrounds, and class years. It provides a safe(r) space for discussing topics such as culture shock, communication styles, intercultural conflict styles, social perceptions, and social (dis)comfort. GAP hosts monthly themed intercultural events. Ambassador pairs will also meet up informally to engage in intercultural activities and discussions.


ISOP 2015 Reunion R.S.V.P. Form

Miss your ISOP OL group? Want to catch up with your ISOP friends? If so, come to the ISOP 2015 Reunion! The ISOP Reunion will be held on Friday, October 2, at Jed D. Satow Conference Room (5th floor) in Lerner Hall from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Food and non alcoholic refreshment will be served. 

Please complete the ISOP 2015 Reunion R.S.V.P. from below by Wednesday, September 23, 11:59 p.m. 

Global Ambassador Program

Interested in intercultural exchange? Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Planning to apply for an international internship?

Membership Interest Form

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Membership Nomination Form

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