Application Materials and Procedures
Thank you for your interest in applying to be international peer ambassador. Below is
important information that pertains to the application process.
• Enclosed are application materials for the 2009-2010 International Peer Ambassador Program. All
application materials, including reference forms, are due by 5 pm on Monday, November 9th. Be sure to
complete and submit all parts of the application. Only completed applications will be reviewed for
• 2 references must be submitted using the online reference form. As the applicant, you are responsible for
ensuring references are submitted promptly by the above due date.
• Sign and date the authorization form. This form allows the Office of Admissions access to your academic
and social/disciplinary records.
• All applicants will receive notification via campus mail of their application status on Monday, November
16, 2009. Kindly note, only applicants who meet the GPA requirement will be interviewed.
• Interviews for all positions will occur on Monday, November 23, 2009.
• Notification of peer ambassador positions will be mailed to all interviewed candidates on Monday,
November 30th, 2009. The deadline to accept an IPA offer is Thursday, December 3rd, 2009.
• Please direct questions regarding the International Peer Ambassador application process to Daniel
Pirbudagov, International Student Coordinator, at extension 1594. You may also reach me by e-mail at
Elizabethtown College International Peer Ambassador Information
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
Elizabethtown College International Peer Ambassadors are students who are well-respected, academically successful, and
leaders on campus. These students are chosen based on their interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills.
International orientation is the process of assisting new international students through the transition necessary for a successful
college experience in America. Elizabethtown College International Peer Ambassadors are leaders and a system of support to
new international students by providing an introduction to campus, its resources and American culture and structure.
International Peer Ambassadors also act as a resource from the first contact in June through the end of the international
students’ first semester and they work cooperatively with the International Student Coordinator in mutually agreed-upon ways.
• Full-time student in good academic and social • International Peer Ambassadors gain many skills and
standing as determined by checking your benefit in the following ways:
Elizabethtown academic and social/disciplinary o Opportunity to participate in summer and
record fall training which includes sessions on
• A minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher leadership, character, & community building
• Attend Elizabethtown College fall semester 2009 o Countless opportunities to assist new
• Attend training and orientation sessions in spring, students
summer (if possible), and fall o Networking opportunities with peers and
faculty/staff at the College
• Previous constructive involvement in the
o Phenomenal resume experience
Elizabethtown College community.
o Stipend for attending summer
training/orientation and for fall
The 2009 International Peer Ambassadors will:
Attend and participate in the April, June, and Encourage students to participate in ALL
August training sessions Orientation activities
Acquaint new students with the campus Be visible and easily identifiable
environment as International Peer Ambassadors and
Assist in the preparation of Orientation serve responsibly in that role
Activities Participate in a variety of fun and meaningful
Appropriately represent Elizabethtown College activities with the international students that allow
to students and parents them to experience American culture
Escort students to where they need to be Assist with picking the students up from the
during orientation airport, moving them in, seeing they get meals, and
Continue to support and be a friend to the orientation activities and outings throughout the
International students and International Peer Orientation
Ambassadors throughout the students’ ENTIRE Begin working with the International Student
FIRST SEMESTER Coordinator in April
Submit ALL required paperwork Participate in International Student Activities
Keep older international which have been planned
students involved in activities Comply with and support all rules and
regulations of Elizabethtown College
International Peer Ambassadors should be available to attend all training sessions. If you are unable to
attend training, permission must be granted in advance by the program coordinator.
Tentative Training & Orientation Date: Friday, December 4
Elizabethtown College ~ Center of Global Citizenship
International Peer Ambassador Program
CAMPUS BOX: MAJOR:
CAMPUS E-MAIL: GPA:
CAMPUS PHONE: CELL PHONE NUMBER: ______________
Circle your class as of NEXT SPRING: SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
Are you a Transfer student? (circle one) NO YES
Are you an International student? (circle one) NO YES ____________
First-Year Advisor (if you are a first year student):
It is required that all International Peer Ambassadors attend one hour of orientation, which is scheduled for
afternoon of Friday, December 4 , 2009. The exact time and location will be announced later. Are you able to
commit to this date?
If selected as an International Peer Ambassador, you will need to make a concerted effort to commit yourself to be
on campus on or before Thursday, January 14, 2009. Are you able to make this commitment?
PART I: Who encouraged you to apply to the International Peer Ambassador Program? What inspired you to
become an IPA?
PART II: The following questions are crucial in helping us gain a sense of who you are. Please be honest, use concrete
evidence, and specific examples whenever possible.
1. How would you define an international peer ambassador? Define the position(s) for which you wish to be
2. What qualities do you possess that would make you a strong international peer ambassador candidate?
3. What life events have you experienced that will help you to welcome and support students coming to the
United States? This might include travel abroad experiences, living abroad experiences, and friendships with
exchange students, foreign language classes, or other classes you have taken.
4. Discuss at least one experience you have had at Elizabethtown that supports your leadership strengths, as
well as how it will benefit you in this position.
5. How would you describe yourself in terms of your work ethic and personality? Use at least two real-life
6. What is your personal definition of integrity (beyond the academic sense)? How do you display integrity at
PART III: Please list the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of your references (at least one should be
from a college professor on campus). The reference form is available online at
http://www2.etown.edu/admissions/pmreferenceform.html. It is your responsibility to make sure that your
references are submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 9th. This means you should contact your
references right away to ensure they have enough time to submit the reference form.
Name, phone number, and email addresses of your references:
PART IV: Interviews for selected applicants will be offered on the dates listed below. Please X out any times you
CANNOT be available for an interview.
4:10 – 4:30 ______________
4:40 – 5:00 ______________
5:10 – 5:30 ______________
5:40 – 6:00 ______________
6:10 – 6:30 ______________
Part V: You will be notified by e-mail, no later than November 16, 2009 of your application status. Please note
that not all applicants will be invited to interview. If you are selected for an interview, your notice will indicate the
date and time of your appointment.
APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE DATE
Please return application & authorization form to: Daniel Pirbudagov at
no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, November 9, 2009
Feel free to use additional pages, as necessary.