UFIC is pleased to announce that the Study Abroad Peer Advisors are accepting applications until August 15, 2011. The Peer Advisor application is available at the following site:
The Study Abroad Peer Advisor program is a volunteer organization founded in Fall 2004 as a means of providing study abroad alumni with an organized outlet for discussing and promoting study abroad experiences. Study Abroad Peer Advisors are trained to provide leadership to prospective study abroad students and assist UFIC with study abroad recruitment efforts. Study Abroad Peer Advisors are expected to attend regular general meetings and participate in the various committee options available. In addition, you are expected to volunteer time for select study abroad events on campus, including the Study Abroad Fair, info sessions, Preview, tabling, re-entry and pre-departure.
Our Peer Advisor program embraces the energy, enthusiasm, and wisdom of students who firmly believe in the value of international education or who are interested in developing a career in our field. Any student who has participated in study abroad while at UF is highly encouraged to consider becoming a part of this unique program. Over recent years, we have expanded our Peer Advisor program over recent years to include opportunities for participants to acquire and develop their professional skills. In 2010-11, this included internships, leadership options, international career opportunities, and workshops, seminars and weekend events designed to explore careers in international education.
Applications for the Study Abroad Peer Advisor group must be completed by August 15, 2011, after which selected candidates may be contacted for interviews. Applicants must be UF students in good standing (GPA: 3.0+) who have studied abroad at least once while pursuing their UF degrees. You must have one or more semesters remaining in your degree to be eligible for the program. A completed Peer Advisor application consists of the following documents:
2. Completed questionnaires
3. Electronically signed documents
Please apply now at https://www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10738&Type=S&sType=S.
If your application is accepted, you may be contacted for an interview at the beginning of the fall semester. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kirsten Laufer, Study Abroad Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reviewing your application!