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"Opening Windows to the World"

The GSW Intercultural Outreach Program is designed for both American students who have studied abroad and international students who are currently studying in America. Students who have a passion for other cultures have the opportunity to share their international expertise with GSW and the Americus community through visual presentations as well as displays of contemporary cultural artifacts, e.g. currency, clothing, or local traditional novelties.

GSW Intercultural Ambassadors are trained to encourage, inspire, and ignite global curiosity in those around them through their presentations as well as cultural conversations in settings such as: 

  • Residence Life Programs
  • GSW Classes
  • Middle and High School Classes
  • Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs
  • Magnolia Manor

If you have an adventurous spirit or just want to learn more about the world around you, then this is the perfect group for you!

For more information on booking an Intercultural Ambassador or becoming an Intercultural Ambassador please contact:

Maribel Greene
International Student Advocate
ACE 204-A
(229) 931-2346 

Intercultural Ambassadors 


Dominic Annan

International Student from:

  • Ghana

Kate Yancey

Study Abroad in:

  • China
  • Western Europe

Tabias Pittman

Study Abroad in:

  • China

Haohang Xu

International Student from:

  • China

Taralkumar Ahir

International Student from:

  • India

Interested in Becoming an Intercultural Ambassador?

What to Expect as an Intercultural Ambassador
Intercultural Ambassador Application 



Friday, March 27 - ACIREMA - A Cultural Simulation Exercise for Faculty & Staff 

April 17th Application Deadline -  AASCU's China Studies Institute (CSI) 

AASCU and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) have created an amazing professional development opportunity for faculty who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of China. The first China Studies Institute (CSI), a three-week experiential study program, will be held in China on June 7-26, 2015. (The tentative cities are Beijing, Shanghai and one campus-stay). The only cost for participants will be the very modest registration fee and international airfare. All other expenses for the three weeks will be paid by the China Studies Institute.

Faculty/Staff Intercultural Data Base:  GSW has a wealth of cultural resources among our own faculty and staff from whom students can learn about the world!  GSW faculty and staff who are willing to be contacted to share their cultural expertise with the campus community, please click HERE .



Office of International Programs

101 ACE (Academic Center for Excellence)
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW University Drive
Americus, GA 31709

Sarah Speir, Ph.D., Director
(229) 931-4627


International Student and Scholar Services is to provide information, assistance, guidance, and support to all international students and scholars at Georgia Southwestern State University. We provide services from the time of initial contact, through the student or scholar's entire experience at the University.


Dr. Sarah Speir, Director
Office of International Programs
Academic Center for Excellence, room 101
(229) 931-2346

Ms. Maribel V. Green, International Student and ELI Advocate
English Language Institute
Academic Center for Excellence, room 204-A
(229) 931-2346

Office Schedule


Useful Links:

English Language Institute (ELI)
International Admissions

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