The Visiting International Students Program (VISP) is complemented by the Global Ambassador Program (GAP). Global Ambassadors are full-degree Barnard students who welcome VISP students when they arrive, help introduce them to the campus and the city, and serve as resources throughout their stay. Each VISP student is matched with a Barnard Global Ambassador in the fall semester before she arrives at Barnard. Global Ambassadors and VISP students can begin communicating well before VISP students arrive via email, Facebook, and Skype. Once VISP students arrive on campus, they will meet their Global Ambassador within the first few weeks, and will continue to see them throughout the semester as they wish.
See photos of VISP students and their Global Ambassadors from previous semesters below!
Are you a Barnard student interested in becoming a Global Ambassador? Visit our Global Ambassadors page for more information!