Global Ambassador Program (GAP)
Are you interested in exploring diverse cultures? Do you want to better understand global issues? Do you wish to prepare yourself to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world? If so, then the Global Ambassador Program (GAP) may be right for you!
What is GAP?
The purpose of the Global Ambassador Program is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. As a program geared to providing volunteer opportunities for students and faculty/staff at UM-Flint, GAP also provides an opportunity to interact with newly admitted and enrolled international students at UM-Flint. There are multiple ways you can participate, including: International Peer Mentor, Speaker's Bureau, Conversation Partner, and Study Abroad Peer Advisor. This is a great opportunity to serve as a local ambassador while gaining experience in volunteerism and public speaking. GAP is a term-long commitment.
Components of Gap
Recognition as a Global Ambassador
You have an opportunity to be recognized as a Global Ambassador at the end of the term. To receive this recognition, you must log a minimum of 15 hours during the term.
Commitment to Service (CTS)
As a program through the Center for Civic Engagement, the Commitment to Service (CTS) program offers distinguished honors for UM-Flint students who complete and document at least 300 hours of service during their academic career at UM-Flint and submits a two-page final reflection essay prior to graduation. Students who successfully complete this program receive an honor cord to wear at graduation, a letter of recognition from the Chancellor, a transcript of submitted volunteer hours, and an award certificate. These honors help graduates build their portfolios and set themselves apart from other candidates for employment and graduate school.
Click here to apply for CTS. You will be able to log your hours after you apply. You can also log hours from other volunteer activities you participate in. CTS is not a program sponsored by the International Center.