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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Myla Edmond, Director of Marketing and Communications
(805) 893-2394
medmond@eap.ucop.edu​

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Director’s Announcement: Launch of UCEAP Student Ambassador Program
DATE: 8/28/2012
 
We are happy to announce the launch of our Student Ambassador program for University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) returnees. After reviewing more than 200 applications from nine UC campuses, 25 outstanding students were selected to receive scholarships of $3,000 each for their advocacy and recruitment activities in the 2012-13 academic year. The 25 student ambassadors represent a variety of majors, study abroad programs, backgrounds, and interests. Their passion for study abroad and enthusiasm for UCEAP will surely create positive impacts across the UC campuses.
 
In furthering our mission of providing “Study Abroad for All,” the program aims to inspire and support prospective applicants who may not have previously considered studying abroad. We recognize the powerful impact returnee experiences can have on a student’s decision to study abroad and will thus be providing ambassadors with the tools and training to actively raise awareness and interest in UCEAP on their home campus.
 
This is a wonderful opportunity for returnees to share their life-changing memories and UCEAP experience with fellow students while gaining leadership experience and building career skills. Student Ambassadors will work with 2–3 fellow ambassadors on their campus to host engaging events and activities, make presentations to clubs, classrooms, residence halls, etc., as well as answer student inquiries via Facebook and the web.
 
 The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) 
Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. UCEAP is the only study abroad provider representing the entire University of California system. Its partner universities span more than 40 countries worldwide, and its UC-approved programs are fully integrated to offer UC credit, grades and financial aid.

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