Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Job Description

UVU’s Office for Global Engagement (GEO) is seeking recently returned study abroad students for the volunteer position of Study Abroad Peer Advisor for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are currently seeking two advisors.

Study Abroad Peer Advisors are UVU students who work with the UVU GEO staff to promote study abroad programs to UVU students and community through a variety of UVU campus engagements (outreach, programming, events, etc.). UVU Study Abroad Peer Advisors should be ready to use personal international experiences to encourage future study abroad participants. This is an unpaid volunteer position to promote study abroad at UVU.

Responsibilities

Each Study Abroad Peer Advisor will serve for a full academic year, 30 hours per semester (an average of two hours per week). Schedules can be organized around class schedules, but are expected to be adhered to. Duties will include some combination of the following:

  • Answering questions about study abroad and distributing materials at information tables across campus
  • Giving brief presentations to classes and student organizations
  • Assisting with GEO office events, such as the Study Abroad Expo, marketing event, etc.
  • One-on-one advising for students interested in studying in their same location or program
  • Helping GEO develop creative new methods for outreach to the campus community
  • Assisting in the development of online materials and group activities.

Benefits

  • Hands-on experience working in international education
  • Learn about the field of international educationand make professional connections
  • Meet faculty, staff, and students throughout university
  • Help other students’ study abroad
  • Help build a more global campus
  • Affirming the commitment that you have already made to learning more about a new culture
  • An opportunity to share your experiences with students, faculty, and staff to help make a significant contribution to improving cultural awareness on the UVU campus
  • Occupy a leadership role worthy of listing on your resume
  • Study Abroad Peer Advisors that complete at least 30 hours of service per semester will receive a $250 UVU Bookstore gift card at the end of each semester ($500 total per year)