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Diplomat Program

Welcome international students as they arrive at SDSU by volunteering during Orientation week. The goal of the Diplomat Program is to provide an ongoing orientation to incoming international students. Peer counselors (Diplomats) provide information on SDSU, the community and American life in general. Diplomats also assist international students during the transition to American life in order to help them get the most out of their experience at SDSU. Diplomats should have a willingness to learn about other cultures as well as provide information about their own culture.

Diplomat Qualifications

Diplomat Program Mission Statement
The goal of the Diplomat Program is to provide an ongoing orientation to incoming international students. Peer counselors (Diplomats) are to provide information on SDSU, the community and American life in general, and to assist international students during the transition to American collegiate life in order to help them get the most out of their experience here at SDSU. The Diplomat Program will promote multicultural understanding by providing an opportunity for international students and American students, who have studied abroad or are interested in other cultures, to learn about each other’s' cultures. Diplomats should have a willingness to learn about other cultures as well as provide information about their own culture. Experience in traveling abroad is an added bonus.

Diplomat Qualifications

  • Be open-minded
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Be available during mandatory Diplomat training/team building session and orientation

Diplomat Duties

  • Serve as a peer counselor/advisor to incoming international students Be available during orientation to provide information to international students and to assist with registration Participate in “Ask a Diplomat: Virtual Q&A” prior to Orientation. Help international students adjust to college and community life
  • Be in communication with students by reaching out to them two weeks prior to Orientation and stay in communication for at least a month after.
  • Assist with day to day concerns with anything from shopping to laundry
  • Serve as a friend and help to promote cross cultural understanding
  • Assist the International Student Affairs staff at times when needed
 
Spring Diplomat Application Deadline: December 1st

Fall Diplomat Application Deadline: May 1st 

Application

Interested in making a difference for both new international students and SDSU?

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