Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017
Since 1851, World Expos have been an opportunity to navigate global changes by celebrating innovation and facilitating collaboration across countries. Expo 2017 will be hosted by the Republic of Kazakhstan in its capital, Astana. The theme of Expo 2017 is “Future Energy” with an overall focus on green technologies, sustainable development and the future. The United States will participate by hosting a USA Pavilion, which will “educate and inform foreign audiences about the United States and its scientific and technological innovations relating to the theme of the Astana Expo—future energy—as well as to promote broad U.S. commercial and public diplomacy interests around the world.”
For Expo 2017, Eurasia Foundation (http://www.eurasia.org/), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017), and the American Councils for International Education (https://www.americancouncils.org/) are partnering to facilitate the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship program. Student Ambassadors are young people who will serve in various capacities at the USA Pavilion and will interact with the estimated two million visitors expected to attend Expo 2017.
This opportunity is open to all are US citizens or US permanent residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any US college, university or other academic, educational or diplomatic programs, recent graduates (those who graduated in Spring 2015), as well as Americans currently participating in international education or diplomacy-related programs in the Eurasia region.
The deadline for submission of applications to the Student Ambassador Program is 15 March 2017 (11:59 pm PST). Note: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Approximately 40 Student Ambassadors will be selected. Familiarity with Russian and/or Kazakh language is required, along with an interest in the broader Eurasia region. Student Ambassadors will be required to stay for the duration of the Expo (1 June to 12 September 2017).
For a more detailed overview of what being a Student Ambassador entails—click here (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017/).
Questions about the Student Ambassadors program should be directed to Hrachya Topalyan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions about the application process should be addressed to the UW-Madison Office of International Projects (email@example.com).