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 2021-2022 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.). 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 events, etc.
  • Advising students interested in studying in the area or program they have experience with
  • Helping GEO develop creative new methods for outreach to the campus community
  • Assisting in the development of online materials and group activities.

Benefits

  • Gain hands-on experience working in international education
  • Learn about the field of international education and make professional connections
  • Meet faculty, staff, and students throughout the university
  • Help other students prepare for a great study abroad experience
  • Help build a more global campus
  • Affirm your commitment to learning more about a new culture
  • Share your experiences with students, faculty, and staff to help make a significant contribution to improving cultural awareness at UVU
  • Occupy a leadership role worthy of listing on your resume
  • Put in the time and earn valuable gift cards — complete at least 30 hours of service per semester and receive a $250 UVU Bookstore gift card at the end of each semester ($500 total per year)