Support International Services

The Office of International Services wouldn’t be able to successfully welcome international students without the important help of our international ambassadors, host families, academic advisers and employers.

International Ambassador

Each year, current SLU students serve as international ambassadors. Ambassadors can be American students or international students, as long as you are excited about helping new students feel welcome on campus.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate has had an international experience or strong interest in international issues. Additionally, you should:

  • Have intercultural competency, as demonstrated by international or cross cultural experiences
  • Have international knowledge, as demonstrated by academic major or personal study
  • Live as "men and women for others" in the spirit of the Jesuits
  • Actively participate in SLU activities
  • Speak knowledgeably about SLU’s campus and services

Fall Applicants:
Deadline to Apply: Sept. 20, 2017
Interviews will take place Sept. 22-Oct. 4, 2017

Spring Applicants:
Deadline to Apply: Feb. 1, 2018
Interviews will take place Feb. 7-13, 2018

Apply to Be an International Ambassador

Host Family Program

SLU students, faculty, staff or alumni can all volunteer to be a host family through the Office of International Services. The requirements are simple: meet with your international student once each month and support his or her adjustment to life at SLU.

Learn More about the Host Family Program

Academic Advisers and Employers

There are many benefits to working closely with people from another culture. Your diligence and patience with our international population enhances their experience at SLU. The Office of International Services supports faculty and staff who work closely with international students; this section has tips on academic advising, employment and bringing a scholar to campus.

More Resources for Academic Advisers and Employers