The University of Virginia is inviting student applications to a unique experience of serving as Student Ambassadors for the USA Pavilion at the Living Ocean and Coast Expo hosted by the Republic of Korea.
Student ambassadors will act as the face of the United States and will interact directly with visitors as well as with Pavilion staff, partners, government officials, and dignitaries. They will rotate positions within the Pavilion throughout the Expo (such as greeters, admin support, protocol support, sponsor/marketing coordination and programming support) and will be supervised by the Director of the Student Ambassador Program, who will be on site throughout the Expo along with the USA Pavilion Management team. Student Ambassadors will serve throughout the duration of the Expo, with an additional 10 days of orientation and training prior to the opening date of May 12, 2012. Official Expo hours are 9:30am to 9:30pm, and Student Ambassadors will be on a 4 days on/3 off work schedule (subject to change), with the maximum working shift of 8 hours within the hours of 8am and 11pm.
Minimum requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; current college undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate (no earlier than December 2011); Korean language proficiency (ACTFL Novice High or better); experience in public relations, well developed interpersonal skills and a positive outlook on social and cultural diversity. Familiarity with Expo theme is advantageous.
Selected program participants will be provided roundtrip travel to Yeosu, Korea, housing, a meal stipend, and college credit via an accompanying online course.
Application deadline: February 10, 2012.
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