Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will cherish forever. But just because you’ve returned home doesn’t mean your experience has to end. Becoming a CEA Alumni Ambassador is a great way to reflect and share your study abroad journey.
Not only does studying abroad look great on a résumé, it looks even better when you can demonstrate how to use the global and cultural competencies that you’ve learned abroad. Another résumé bonus to becoming an Alumni Ambassador is gaining experience working in virtual teams. Times are changing and almost all companies heavily rely on technology. And a lot of companies are switching from face-to-face collaboration to virtual collaboration. As part of being an Alumni Ambassador you get the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other Ambassadors all across the country.
|Kate in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.|
Another reason why you should become an Alumni Ambassador is because you essentially get to share your study abroad experience all the time. And who doesn’t like talking about all of the adventures they went on, the incredible food they’ve tried and the friends they’ve made that will last a lifetime. Being able to share your story with prospective study abroad students is rewarding because you know you’re helping them make one of the best decisions of their lives.
|Kate exploring the wonderful city of Paris.|
There are many benefits to becoming a CEA Alumni Ambassador. Not only are you working for a great company, it’s a great career development opportunity. Here are some of the great benefits included:
- Build your network & professional skills
- Leadership opportunities
- Career-advising workshops
- Letter of recommendation
- Academic credit (if approved at home institution)
Becoming an Alumni Ambassador creates many opportunities and experiences that will be beneficial for a career. But it also allows you to continue experiencing the world and different cultures through discounted travel. CEA Alumni Ambassadors have the opportunity for:
- Ambassador Go-Abroad-Again discount
- This discount is double the rate of the alumni discount
- On-Site Ambassadorship Program
- There are limited locations available, but it’s a program that sends the top performing Ambassadors to return where they studied abroad to support program operations & help facilitate the study abroad experience for on-site students. How awesome is that?!
|Kate trying to be a local in Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Not only will you gain great career opportunities from becoming an Alumni Ambassador, but it’s important to share your study abroad experience to encourage others to experience the world.
Kate B. is a CEA alumni. She studied abroad in Seville in the Spring of 2016.
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