As part of our Ambassador Program, we award the IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month title to two Ambassadors who show exceptional dedication to international education outreach by taking part in a variety of outreach activities on campus and online.
We are thrilled to announce our February Ambassadors of the Month: Emily Potts, Indiana University (Quito - Area Studies & Language, Spring 2013) and Mark Meiselbach, Tufts University (Study in Amsterdam, Spring 2014).
Currently a graduate student at Indiana University, Emily Potts has proven her passion for study abroad by working as a Graduate Assistant with the IUPUI Office of Study Abroad. She also speaks with students at study abroad fairs, organizes study abroad events, hosts information sessions, and leads predeparture orientations. She has participated in many social media outreach projects and has communicated directly with students about study abroad.
“I was in their shoes as an undergraduate only one year ago—and I understand the challenges of managing finances, strict major requirements, and campus commitments when deciding on a program.” Emily continues, “I use this as my platform to reveal that they can indeed have a study abroad experience.”
Mark Meiselbach has supported study abroad outreach at Tufts University by leading information sessions at his fraternity and at residence halls on campus. He also speaks on study abroad panels, attends study abroad fairs, and works as a peer advisor through Tuft’s study abroad office. Mark has participated in our Ambassador Program projects, including social media outreach and emailing with students planning to study in Amsterdam.
In Mark’s words, “I enjoy being an Abroad Ambassador because I get to tell people all about my awesome abroad experience. I get to answer whatever questions people have about going abroad and clear some things up for them.”
Congratulations, Emily and Mark!