Pitt to You Student Ambassadors

Pitt to You Student Ambassadors
Hosted by: University Center of International Studies (UCIS), Residence Life, and 

the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development

Purpose: The Pitt to You program is seeking current undergraduate Pitt students who are willing to serve as student ambassadors to welcome incoming Chinese international students. The trip will depart from Pittsburgh and host workshops in two Chinese cities - Beijing and Shanghai. 

The Pitt to You program has two purposes: to welcome incoming international students to the University of Pittsburgh and to provide Pitt students with an international leadership opportunity especially those who have limited international experience. This opportunity will span two academic years (2018-2019 for training and preparation, 2019-2020 for engagement with incoming international students). Students selected for the program will cultivate relationships with international students before they arrive on campus and then maintain these connections throughout the next academic year.

Application Requirements: Student applicants must be a full-time undergraduate sophomore or junior with a minimum of 24 academic credits completed on a Pitt campus; a 2.5 cumulative GPA; and a clear disciplinary record. Preferred experiences include: an understanding of and experience with United States culture, mentoring, and commitment to cultural diversity.

Location: Beijing and Shanghai, China

Training:  June 15-16, 2019

Trip Dates: June 20-27, 2019

Selection Process: Up to ten undergraduate students will be selected to participate through an application and interview.

Program Cost: The program will cover on-campus housing during pre-trip training, round trip transportation and airfare from Pittsburgh to China, and lodging, transportation, and some meals in China.

Pre-Trip Requirements: Students are responsible for securing a current passport, visa to enter China, transportation to Pittsburgh for pre-trip training, and a refundable deposit (only when trip and responsibilities are completed) of $200.

Notification: Semi-finalists will be notified by email by Friday, October 12, and will be expected to attend a fifteen minute interview between October 15-October 19. Finalists will be notified on October 24.
Application Deadline: Complete all sections of the application here no later than Noon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Contact Asia@pitt.edu if you have additional questions. There will be an informational session on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in 4130 Posvar Hall from 7-8 p.m.