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Faculty Ambassador Program

​DePaul’s Faculty Ambassador Program (FAP) supports the university’s global engagement and international recruitment strategies by providing faculty with an opportunity to engage with institutions in other countries and promote DePaul University. 

Faculty can engage with this program in person or virtually. The in-person FAP complements existing international travel plans of selected faculty to host or attend international events on behalf of the university. These activities can include visits, presentations, or meetings at international partner (and potential partner) institutions, high schools, or at educational offices and organizations, among others. 

The virtual option of the FAP allows Faculty to meet with students, high school counselors, EducationUSA officers or other potential partners over Zoom.

Program Goals

The Faculty Ambassador Program aims to:

  • Strengthen relationships with existing and potential partner institutions, international organizations, and U.S. Embassies around the globe.
  • Allow faculty to represent the university and strengthen existing partnerships and/or expand additional partnership opportunities, as well as opportunities to meet with potential students, high school counselors or other school officials.
  • Provide faculty an opportunity to become more involved and connected with Global Engagement initiatives at DePaul and with international partners.
  • Provide international professional development opportunities for faculty.
  • Create a network of faculty to serve as resource for future participants in the program, as well as for the university community as a whole.


  • Must be a DePaul Tenure Line or Term faculty member, approved by the Global Engagement office.
  • In-person FAP: Must have confirmed travel plans and have secured funding to cover travel expenses.
  • Virtual FAP: Must be willing and able to meet partners over Zoom in their local time zone.

How to Apply

Eligible faculty who are interested in applying for the FAP should complete this f​orm.

For the virtual FAP, eligible faculty should complete the form at any time.

For the in-person FAP, complete the form at least 6 weeks before travel dates. You’ll be prompted to include the following details about your trip:

  • Location (country, city)
  • Exact dates and time slots available to participate in the program (provide 2-4 hours window)
  • Purpose of visit (e.g., conference attendance, guest lecturing, etc.)
  • Overall itinerary

Faculty Commitment & Benefits

What faculty commit to:

  • 1 hour pre-trip meeting (training/orientation)
  • In-person FAP: 2-4 hours of meeting time on-site (includes travel time)
  • Virtual FAP: 1-2 hours of meeting time
  • 30 minute post-trip meeting
  • Share this program opportunity with colleagues

What faculty receive:

  • Training/orientation
  • All relevant materials
  • Logistics/communication assistance (meeting times and locations will be fully arranged by the Global Engagement office; faculty are only responsible for arranging their local transportation to/from the meeting location)
  • Small stipend in the form of a one-time-payment will be issued after the post-trip meeting is conducted (to support expenses such as local transportation associated with program)


Contact Emily Kraus at if you have any questions.