The Student Ambassador Program gives high school and community college students the opportunity to dive into world issues through research, discussion, outreach and action, while also gaining leadership skills.
Ambassadors will deepen their own knowledge by working in small groups to conduct research about the nature of, and methods of effectively addressing, a selected global issue. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a one year membership to World Affairs. There are two ways to participate in the program:
- As a Student Ambassador, you will serve for one academic year and attend meetings at World Affairs twice a month. By engaging in service, education and advocacy, you will be able to translate your passion and ideas into action. Additionally, Ambassadors gain free access to World Affairs public programming. Meetings begin in October and are held at the World Affairs Building in downtown San Francisco twice monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. A provisional calendar will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
- Group Leaders serve as Ambassadors, but also have additional opportunities to sharpen their leadership skills by attending leadership meetings and taking on additional responsibilities, such as organizing Global Issue Groups. Past participants in the Ambassador Program, Summer Institute or Annual Conference who are at least juniors in high school are eligible to apply for the leadership program. Leadership meetings are held once a month.