Students from the 2018-2019 STAR Program. Photo credit: UGA/Carolina Favre
Students from the 2018-2019 STAR Program. Photo credit: UGA/Carolina Favre
UGA student ambassador program STAR launched
16 students from all disciplines have volunteered to become the UGA's first ever international student ambassadors as part of a new program: Study abroad representatives (STAR).

Building deeper ties to our international partners

The STAR students will be studying abroad in the 2018-2019 academic year at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) partners from all over the world. While there, they will share their knowledge of the UGA and Grenoble with their peers, their teachers and university staff. They will also share their experiences of France and French culture. 

These exchanges will allow for a network of relationships at all levels, deepening our institutional ties, and creating opportunities for intercultural communication. 

A Unique Point of View

The students will also share their experiences abroad with their peers from Grenoble, helping those who plan to study abroad and providing access to an international experience for those who do not study abroad. 

The students will capture their experience through blog posts, sound files, videos, images, and more, documenting their own experiences moving to a foreign country and adapting to another culture. 

Building extra-curricular skills

To prepare them for their time abroad, the international relations team has partnered with UGA's Radio Campus and the Maison de l'Image to provide a two-day training course in communications. The students learn the basics of creating short videos, how to create engaging sound files for radio, and how to create and manage a communications project. 

The role of ambassador will also allow them to meet a wide range of people at their host universities, discovering how international education works, and finding out more about students' experiences around the world. 


Published on May 24, 2018
Updated on July 23, 2018