5 Easy Steps to Student Ambassador Assistance:
Select a student or students (who is/are committed to travel with you). Students could also make a direct request to you to become your Student Ambassador. To help you choose, you may opt to have interested students complete an application, write a short essay or otherwise provide you with an indication of their commitment.
Explain what it means to be a Student Ambassador and its mutual benefits.
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Inform the student’s parent(s) and get them on board as your advocates too.
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How do I choose the right student to nominate?
Choosing the right person can make a big difference in how effective this aid can be for growing your group and easing your time commitment. Look for someone who:
- is committed to traveling and ready to register
- has expressed the most interest and excitement about the trip
- is motivated, goal oriented, outgoing and involved at school and in the community
- is in good standing with the school and any extracurricular programs
- has parent(s)/guardian(s) that are also excited and likely to get involved in a positive way
If you have many students interested in being your Student Ambassador, lucky you! You may wish to hold an essay contest or other qualification activity to get a better sense of who is most motivated to provide assistance.
What are the benefits for the Student Ambassador?
It’s a nice recognition for a student to be selected by you as a Student Ambassador and a win-win for both you and them. You can use the benefits explained below to help get your student(s) and their parent(s) even more excited.
Student Ambassadors have the chance to play a role in making sure they and their friends get to travel abroad by encouraging enrollments. They can especially help to shape their own travel experience by encouraging registration from the friends and family they'd most like to have on tour.
The role is a great boost to college applications and resumes, with the opportunity to learn valuable organizational, marketing, communication and business skills. Plus, it demonstrates leadership, creativity, drive and responsibility.
What are other ways I can encourage and reward my Student Ambassador?
Here are some additional suggestions for ways to incentivize your Student Ambassador’s role and participation (at the discretion of you and your school):
- Award academic extra credit
- Spotlight the Student Ambassador at your student and parent trip meeting
- Spotlight/thank the Student Ambassador with a special gesture during your tour
- Profile and recognize the Student Ambassador on your teacher/class/trip/school website or blog
Can I have more than one Student Ambassador?
Of course! More Student Ambassadors mean more hands and voices to help you promote your tour.
What happens after I select my Student Ambassador?
They can start promoting your tour right away!
Together you and your Student Ambassador can refer to the list of suggested activities on the Student Ambassador Information Guide
for ideas on how to promote the tour and generate enthusiasm. Encourage your Student Ambassador to think of additional ideas themselves and be creative!
Have additional questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or your international program consultant
. We hope you find a Student Ambassador to be a helpful resource!