We believe diverse UW Tacoma students possess the power to create meaningful interpersonal, community, and global connections that build positive social change. In this program, domestic and international student members will engage in a yearlong 'social group’ where together we explore community issues through dialogue and service.
The Global Ambassadors Program seeks to create globally-minded members from the standpoint of cultural humility and through a sincere connection between our local and global communities. The program reflects UWT’s urban serving mission through dedicated work in developing members' interest and understanding of social justice issues while providing real ways in which members are encouraged to be involved on our campus and in our community.
Global Ambassadors Learning Outcomes
Members will be able to articulate what cultural humility means, why it’s important, and how they use it in their everyday lives
Members will be able to identify three examples of power, privilege, and/or oppression in the community considering a local and international lens.
Members will learn how to build meaningful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and learn to feel more comfortable having civil conversations with people of differing opinions.
Members will be able to reflect on their biases, privileges, and the general intersectionality of their identity.
Global Ambassador Benefits
By participating in the Global Ambassadors program, members will gain skills focused on cultural humility, leadership, adaptability, tolerance, and global citizenry:
All members have the opportunity to become more connected with the UW Tacoma community
Find new spaces in our community to get involved with and begin creating real-life impacts
Global Ambassadors that complete the cohort requirements will receive a personalized letter of recommendation written by the Office of Global Affairs staff explaining all the skills and experiences the student has gained through their participation in the program. This letter can be used when applying for internships, scholarships, employment, graduate school, etc.
Who Should Participate?
Students seeking new ways to get involved on campus and create meaningful change
Students interested in social justice issues
Students interested in having a global learning experience
Students interested in developing new relationships with their peers
International and Domestic students are welcome to participate!
Members will be able to articulate what cultural humility means, what the importance of it is, and how they endorse it in their daily lives.
Members will discover both uniqueness and commonality within the intersectionalities of their identity with others.
Members will be able to reflect on their inherent biases objectively, based on their cultural awareness from both a local and an international lens.
Members will become empowered at collaboration on deeper, more complex issues, beyond surface-level observations, to glean the impact their actions as individuals can have on their roles within local and global communities.
Members will learn how to build meaningful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, both within and without the cohort, and develop techniques to feel more comfortable and better prepared to have civil conversations with people of different cultures or views.
Global Ambassadors should be prepared to participate and discuss in the organized meetings as well as discuss their views openly with others as well as accept and analyze views that are not their own. Social activities will also be included in this time in order to facilitate lasting connections.