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What is the commitment like if I were to be selected?

Ambassadors are expected to participate in the full-day GAP kick-off event on October 13 and complete the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (takes 10-15 minutes). After that, we meet every other week (twice a month). These meetings will typically last for about 90 minutes, and dinner will be served in selective meetings. GAP offers at least one GAP-theme related excursion in New York City per semester. Excursions are free to all GAP participants.


When will I know whether I am accepted?

You will be notified whether you are accepted to GAP and, if accepted, information about your ambassador group by October 2, 2017.


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 2017 to April 2018). If you will be around for a year, you are welcome to apply!


When is the application deadline?

Please apply by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 


What is the Global Ambassador Program?

The Global Ambassador Program (GAP) is a 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.


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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