Global Ambassadors

The UAF Global Ambassador Program (GAP) provides an invaluable opportunity for students to spread inspiration, global knowledge and excitement to our UAF and local communities.

Panav and Maura, UAF's first Global Ambassadors, at the 2016 Chinese New Year celebrations.
Panav and Maura, UAF's fist Global Ambassadors, at the Chinese New Year celebration in 2016.

What do Global Ambassadors do?

The GAP is a peer mentoring program designed to assist incoming international and out of state students in acclimating to a new environment and making a smooth transition into university life in the U.S. At the same time, ambassadors are involved in promoting internationalization and encouraging students to study away. In addition, our ambassadors are involved in a range of projects including organizing and attending events, hosting informational sessions, interviewing fellow international and study away students and scholars for a Feature of the Month, sharing knowledge through the Global Ambassadors' Blog, and much more.  Each ambassador may choose which particular projects/events to become engaged in and may even initiate their own programming. Ambassadors also make themselves available to communication with prospective and current students, scholars and the general university community. For more information about our Global Ambassadors, please view the GAP handbook: click here.

Meet our current Global Ambassadors 

Interested in becoming a Global Ambassador?

Do you find yourself talking about your personal experiences? Do you enjoy making new friends and learning about different cultures? Do you want to better understand global problems?

The Global Ambassador Program might be the place for you!

Click here to learn how you can become a Global Ambassador.



If you have questions, contact the Global Ambassador Leads: Nicole Balazs ( and Joanna Cruzan (

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