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International Affairs Recruits Aggie Ambassadors

- Released on Apr 02, 2014

On Thursday, April 14 twenty-four students took part in the orientation event for the Aggie Ambassador program coordinated by International Affairs under the Office of the Provost at Texas A&M University in partnership with the Office of Admissions. As part of an initiative to improve A&M’s brand internationally, the program recruits A&M students returning home or going abroad during academic breaks and helps them share their experiences with interested individuals and organizations.

Designed to be an informal social gathering the orientation took place in Rudder Tower room 308 and began with pizza and refreshments provided by the Office of Admissions. The refreshments were followed by a twenty minute program summary by Maria Alves, Program Manager for South America, which included an explanation of a power point overview of Texas A&M for students to use during their presentations abroad.

The orientation concluded with a registration process and the distribution of informational packets about A&M and USB drives containing the power point overview translated into Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish.
International Affairs plans to hold an appreciation lunch during the fall semester to collect feedback from the Aggie Ambassadors and provide an opportunity for students to share photos from their presentations.

Started in the Spring of 2010 by the former Office of Latin American Programs, the goal of the Aggie Ambassador program is to provide students with the resources and information necessary to make presentations about Texas A&M University to organizations and institutions outside of United States. Originally intended as a grassroots campaign to promote Texas A&M through students returning home to Latin America during their Spring or Summer breaks, the program has expanded this year to encompass both international and domestic students traveling abroad. Students at this year’s orientation plan to make presentations in many corners of the world including the Ukraine, Taiwan, Mexico, Vietnam and Nigeria.