DePaul’s Faculty Ambassador Program supports the university’s global engagement and international recruitment strategies by complementing 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, or at educational offices and organizations, among others.
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
- Create a network of faculty to serve as resource for future
participants in the program, as well as for the university community as a
- Must be a DePaul Tenure Line or Term faculty member, approved
by the Global Engagement office.
- Must have confirmed travel plans and have secured funding to
cover travel expenses.
How to Apply
Eligible faculty who are interested in applying should contact Rosi Leon, director of Virtual Exchange and Online Learning, at least 6 weeks before travel dates. Please include the following details about your trip:
- Location (country, city)
- Exact dates and time slots available to participate in the program (consider 2-4 hours window)
- Purpose of visit (e.g., conference attendance, guest lecturing,
- Overall itinerary
Faculty Commitment & Benefits
What faculty commit to:
- 1 hour pre-trip meeting (training/orientation)
- 2-4 hours of meeting time on-site (includes travel time)
- 30 minute post-trip meeting
- Share this program opportunity with colleagues
What faculty receive:
- 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 Rosi Leon, director of Virtual Exchange and Online Learning, if you have any questions.