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A Global Ambassador is an off-campus study returnee who volunteers to advocate for off-campus study and help the OCS office provide services, support, information, programs and events to peers throughout the year to better meet students’ needs before, during, and after their off-campus study experience.

Global Ambassadors are an essential part of Colby’s off-campus study mission. You can help the OCS office serve students better! There are many ways to be involved depending on your preferences, talents and time!

Tell us how you’d like to help! (Survey)

Benefits of being a Global Ambassador:

  • Share your enthusiasm, experiences, and inspiration with others
  • Reflect on your experience while helping others plan theirs
  • Create opportunities for you to share your stories and inspire the campus.
  • Fulfill your “program ambassador” requirements, if you have been selected by your program
  • Gain greater self awareness
  • Encourage others to have the transformative experience abroad that you had
  • Enhance leadership, teamwork and communications skills through event planning and on-campus presentations
  • Make new friends and have fun!


  • Be a former participant in an off-campus study experience (semester or year) with OCS (Other international experience can be a plus (internship, volunteer, during Jan Plan or summer)
  • Be in good academic & disciplinary standing
  • Enthusiasm for and genuine understanding of the OCS experience and application process
  • Ability to interact with diverse students
  • Skills & ideas to develop, plan & implement your proposed activity

Expectations and Requirements:

  • Commit to develop, plan & implement or participate in at least 1 event or activity each semester (can be done as a team). There is no specific time commitment and activities can be done on your own time (when possible).
  • Be dedicated, reliable and follow through on your commitment
  • Collaborate with the OCS office
  • See important guidelines