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Buddy Program

International Buddy Program
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Join the International Buddy Program Leadership Team

IBP leadership applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Public Relations

Develop and maintain a communication strategy for large group outreach in order to meet the program vision and goals; responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create advertising for events
  • Manage social media
  • Publicize recruitment
  • Create videos for event documentation
  • Maintain historical records, photos and videos
  • T-shirt design and ordering by August 1st

Event Coordinator

Develop events that provide a sense of community and belonging in order to meet the program vision and goals; responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Co-coordinate large groups events with program coordinator and other team members
  • Develop agendas, team member coordination and logistics for each event
  • Facilitate small event proposals and grants
  • Liaison to SUA:¬† attend pre- and post-event evaluation meetings
  • Help ISSS staff coordinate the New International Student Seminar Program
  • Propose new event ideas/changes to existing events


Coordinate all budgeting and financial components of the program in order to meet the program vision and goals ; responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work with Program Advisor and Coordinator to develop budget spreadsheet
  • Apply for grants (MISA, SUA, etc.)
  • Fill out PCard or other financial forms within 2 days of an event and hand them to the Program Coordinator for approval
  • Keep up to date with grant application deadlines
  • Research about funding opportunities
  • Research about cheapest options for supplies required for events
  • Responsible for coordinating Student Service Fee proposal for the following year