International Student Ambassadors are UCLA students that serve the campus community as official representatives of their respective home countries. Ambassadors use their own cultural background and experiences to serve as resources for the entirety of the UCLA community. They have all been students at UCLA for at least one full academic year, and have each undergone rigorous training in leadership, cultural sensitivity, and cultural adjustment. Ambassadors are one of the first points of contact for incoming international students, and support them by providing advice and resources to help ease their transition to life in Los Angeles and at UCLA. They also advocate to UCLA staff and faculty on behalf of the entire international community to make sure their voice is heard.
The International Student Ambassadors are here to be a resource for anyone in the UCLA community. They can answer questions about: what it's like to transition to the United States, to Los Angeles, and to UCLA; what it's like to live abroad, as well as what it's like to live in their home country; the differences between American culture and the culture in their home country; academic life and campus resources; and assisting with panel discussions, focus groups, interviews, and other media requests.
We have Ambassadors from over 40 different countries! Feel free to contact the Ambassador for your specific country or any Ambassador of your choice.
Select a region from the drop down below to see all our Ambassadors: