Open to all undergraduate Mizzou students.
Ambassadors lead our “Explorers” (international and local high school students) through a variety of activities that support career exploration, connections, and growth.
Ambassadors spend each day with their assigned team (5-6 Explorers) and attend all daily activities with them. Activities include visits to academic departments, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations.
Additionally, Ambassadors and Explorers go on cultural excursions to learn about American culture. Excursions include visiting the St. Louis Arch, going to shopping centers, and watching a major professional sports league.
At the end of each day, Ambassadors facilitate nightly reflections with their Explorers and prepare for the next day. Explorers view each Ambassador as a mentor and a role model as they work together through the program.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU BECOME AN AMBASSADOR?
We provide intensive, hands-on online and in-person training that cover topics such as facilitation and intercultural communication skills. These skills are highly transferable to your dream career!
You will have the opportunity to build a global community and create lifelong relationships with your Explorers and others from around the world.
During the program, we provide university housing, meals, transportation, and admissions to activity at no extra cost to you. Additionally, you will receive a $1,000 stipend*
*Contract terms must be upheld during the entirety of the program and required training.
AMBASSADOR TIME COMMITMENTS
Self-Paced Online Training
You are required to complete a self-paced online training via Canvas. This training will prepare you for the in-person training right before the program.
Pre-departure Video Conference (via Zoom) Session with Explorers
You are required to attend an online meeting via Zoom to get to know the Explores that will be attending the Career Exploration Summer Program. This meeting may take up to two hours.
In-Person Ambassador Training
To prepare you for the Ambassador role, you are required to attend the in-person Ambassador training at the Mizzou campus. You are not required to stay at the university dormitory during training, however, accommodations are available upon request for Ambassadors without summer housing in Columbia.
Dorm Move-In and Prep
You are required to move in all personal belongings to the dorm between 6-7pm a day before program. Please follow the packing list (provided during online training) as you will not be allowed to leave the program after moving in.
Career Exploration Summer Program
You will fulfill all required commitments beginning July 13th. July 28th will include room checkout, airport send-off, and dorm clean up and clear out.
NOTE: Ambassadors may not be taking online classes during in-person training and the summer program.
We encourage you to check the qualifications before applying!
Must be a current MU undergraduate student
Must be committed to the Ambassador Time Commitment
Must uphold contract terms and be present throughout the entirety of the program's duration:
Ambassador Training (Tentative Date July 9th-12th)
Residential Summer Program (July 13th - 28th, 2023)
Friendly and energetic with a positive attitude
Strong interest to mentor and facilitate learning of high school students
Strong interest in leadership and professional development
Wish to make a strong, positive impact on others
Work well in a team setting and diverse environment
Mindful of your own cultural awareness as well as that of students and staff
Complete an online application. You will be asked to submit a resume and send a recommendation link to two references
Meet with MIE staff to share your past experience and answer questions.
(One week prior to the Spring Break)
You will receive a final decision email within a week of your interview.
(Tentatively, first week of April)
You are officially an MIE Ambassador!
This application does not guarantee your acceptance as an ambassador,
but will be used in the selection process.
Health Sciences Major, Senior
Being able to be a part of MIE for two years was an incredible experience. Being a mentor to high school students who are going through the career exploration camp is so special and rewarding. MIE has not only shaped me into the leader I am today, but has also helped me make strong connections around the world.
Middle School Ed Major, Senior
MIE was a really eye-opening experience for me. I learned a lot about new cultures, and even other majors! I really loved MIE and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn; I made new connections with my peers and now have 72 friends in Brazil. The memories I made will last a lifetime, and I am so honored and blessed to have been chosen for this opportunity.