Participation in global engagement activities can expand the learning environment beyond the classroom into unique and often challenging cultural contexts, enriching students’ disciplinary training, professional development, cultural understanding, and personal growth. Since study abroad and other global engagement activities have such tremendous impacts on students, the Office of Global Engagement created the Clemson Abroad Champions program to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds and majors have equitable access to international education opportunities.
How you can help
All Clemson faculty and staff are invited to become Clemson Abroad Champions.
Champions serve as a study abroad resource for students. After completing the program requirements, participants will earn a Clemson Abroad Champion sticker and globe to display in their workspace to let students know they are open to discussing international education opportunities.
To become a Champion, faculty and staff will need to complete two required workshops: Clemson Abroad 101, which will be held in fall 2018 and Supporting Students, which will be held with Diversity Abroad in spring 2019. Upon completion of the workshops, Champions will be invited to attend an event at which they will be recognized and will have the opportunity to network with other Champions and students.
Clemson Abroad Champions should expect to spend 6-10 hours per academic year on program activities. These activities include: attending required workshops (2-3 hours), attending the final networking event (2-3 hours), and supporting students (variable).
Sign up today
Applications to become a Clemson Abroad Champion are now open. You can apply by visiting the program homepage and clicking Apply Now in the upper right-hand corner. The application deadline for the 2018-19 academic year is Nov. 1, 2018.