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Faculty Ambassador Program

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.

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.

Eligibility

  • 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, assistant director for Global Engagement and Online Learning, at least 6 weeks before travel dates. Please include the following details about your trip:

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

Faculty Commitment & Benefits

What faculty commit to:

  • 1 hour pre-trip meeting (training/orientation)
  • 2-4 hours of meeting time on-site
  • 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)
  • $250 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)

Questions?

Contact Rosi Leon, assistant director for Global Engagement and Online Learning, if you have any questions.

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