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International Student Welcome Ambassador

Become an International Student Welcome Ambassador

Housing and Dining Services is searching for multiple candidates for the position of International Student Welcome Ambassadors (ISWAs) for August of 2020. ISWAs are undergraduate or graduate students who play an integral role in introducing new international students to Kansas State University by connecting new students to important university resources and policies, as well as sharing their experiences as successful students. During the month of August, ISWAs assist our incoming international students and their families in a variety of capacities, all to make the newest members of our community excited and prepared to achieve a successful beginning to their Kansas State University career. ISWAs work in collaboration with Housing and Dining Services staff, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and other KSU administrators to ensure that new international students have a positive check-in and orientation experience.

ISWA candidates must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Kansas State University and must not have completed their degree prior to August 2020. ISWAs should be in good academic standing and good disciplinary standing. The ISSS and Housing and Dining Services staff is looking for individuals who are representative of the diversity of the Kansas State University community in their experience and interests. 


  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills 
  • Prior experience living in the residence halls or Jardine apartments 
  • Fluency in a second language is preferred but not required
  • At least a part-time student (6 hours) for Fall 2020 Semester
  • Proactive problem solving abilities
  • Familiarity with Kansas State University campus resources and services
  • A desire to work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, staff and other ISWAs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Readiness to take initiative and take responsibility for continually improving the quality of check-in and orientation
  • Cumulative and semester GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must be available with no outside commitments Aug. 9 – Aug. 22, 2020


  • Attend and participate in all ISWA training sessions beginning Aug. 9
  • ISWAs may not have any outside commitments Aug. 9 – Aug. 22, 2020
  • Assist with the preparation of all check-in and orientation materials and activities
  • Acquaint new students with campus services, building locations, and university policies and procedures
  • Lead small groups of new international students on walking tours of campus and local neighborhood
  • Serve as a knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming representative of Kansas State University 
  • Take new international students to welcome activities
  • Participate in cultural adaptation student panel and other orientation sessions
  • Respond promptly to emails regarding your work schedule and work responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Pay rate of $9/hr with a total of approximately 90 hours between Aug. 9 – Aug. 22, 2020
  • Limited meal plan (20 meals a week) August 9 – Aug. 22, 2020 when the dining hall is open. Meal plan is available for the intent of sharing meal times with new international students.
  • Development of leadership and communication skills
  • Cultivation of relationships with University faculty, staff and students
  • Resume enhancement
  • Help new international students get settled and become members of the community at Kansas State University

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Monday, March 2                                Applications available
Friday, March 27                    Applications due by 5:00 p.m.
April 6 – 10Interviews
Wednesday, April 15Applicants notified of status
Friday, May 1All applicants must have completed employment paperwork
Sunday, Aug. 9                      ISWA Training Begins
Sunday, Aug. 16Orientation Begins
Monday, Aug. 24Classes Begin


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Revised Aug. 29, 2017.