CAMPUS FRANCE AUSTRALIA launched the 2019 Call for STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Campus France, Australia

Overview of the Program

 

The aim of the Campus France Australia Student Ambassadors Program is to encourage and enhance student mobility between Australia and France by providing students with access to practical information about living and studying in France, with the added benefit of the Student Ambassador’s first-hand experience. The Program will be conducted through Campus France Australia, with the Student Ambassadors operating as volunteer.

 

Role of the Student Ambassador

 

The role of the Student Ambassador is to encourage current or potential students to undertake studies, research or a professional experience in France, in line with the objectives of the Culture, Education and Science and Technology Section of the Embassy of France in Australia and Campus France Australia. This is a volunteer role which will provide the Student Ambassador with invaluable professional and personal development and experience. Specific tasks and expectations of the role will be communicated to the Student Ambassadors by the Embassy.

 


Desired profile

 

The desired profile of the Student Ambassador is as follows:

Ø  The candidate must have undertaken, or currently be undertaking, studies, research or a professional experience in France;

Ø  The candidate should preferably be currently enrolled as a student. Candidates can be enrolled in programs from an undergraduate to PhD level of study;

Ø  The candidate should be prepared to participate in public speaking and presentations, have strong initiative, be able to take directions, and be able to operate autonomously, while maintaining regular contact with the Embassy.

 

Duties and expectations

 

Student Ambassadors will be expected to promote student mobility between Australia and France, in line with the initiatives and goals of Campus France Australia. Directives and training will be provided by the Higher Education Section at the Embassy of France in Australia. Student Ambassadors will be expected to fulfill the following duties and expectations as part of their role:

 

Ø  To participate in a two hour training/ orientation session run by the Higher Education Section at the Embassy of France in Australia (most likely via Skype).

Ø  To be available and contactable through email to answer questions from their fellow students who are interested in studying, researching or undertaking a professional experience in France, in particular at the same French institution. Contact details for the Student Ambassadors (email and university only) will be published on the Campus France Australia website in a database that will be available on request from interested students.

Ø  To promote and advertise Campus France and Embassy programs.

Ø  To participate in annual Exchange Fair Circuit events being held in their city of residence in March and April. This will include representing Campus France Australia at Fairs, either with an Embassy representative or alone. Student Ambassadors will be expected to answer queries about studying and living in France, promote Campus France and Embassy programs (such as grant and scholarship programs), distribute Campus France and Embassy promotional material, and provide advice to potential students about their institution in France.

Ø  Contribute to the organisation of “French Day on Campus” events being held at their university or in their city of residence. These events are held on an annual basis, with the host university changing each year. The expectations of Student Ambassadors during these events will be similar to those during the Exchange Fair Circuit.

Ø  To participate in pre-departure sessions held at their university or in their city of residence being run by Campus France and the Embassy, or by their Global Mobility Office/ International Department. This will involve presenting material provided by Campus France to students interested in undertaking a mobility experience to France, and answering questions from those students.

Ø  To join the France Alumni Australie network as an “alumni” of France in Australia, and ensure the promotion of the network as an opportunity for social and professional networking.

 

To communicate any ideas or initiatives to the Embassy. While local and personal initiatives are encouraged, it is strongly recommended that Student Ambassadors develop their own activities in collaboration with the Embassy.


Duration

 

Student Ambassadors will represent Campus France Australie and the Higher Education Section of the Embassy of France for a period of 1 year, which is renewable on an annual basis.

 

Benefits

 

This Program is an invaluable opportunity for students to develop their professional and personal skills. Selected Student Ambassadors can expect the following benefits as a result of their participation in the Program:

 

Ø  Sharing your experience and meeting people;

Ø  Enhanced public speaking and presentation capabilities;

Ø  Community engagement and participation experience;

Ø  Volunteer experience within an international government organisation;

Ø  Networking opportunities with a broad range of domestic and international contacts;

Ø  Opportunities to develop strategies for the promotion of student mobility;

Ø  Official recognition from the Embassy of France in Australia. Student Ambassadors will receive a letter of recognition at the beginning and at the end of their tenure from the Embassy of France in Australia.

 

This experience would be a valuable addition to a resume, as it would demonstrate a communication-based skillset as well as a willingness to give back to the community through providing relevant information and education.

 

Apply or find out more:

 

For more information, please contact Jason at the Higher Education Section at the Embassy of France in Australia by email at education.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

 

Should you wish to become a Student Ambassador, please outline in an email why you think you are a good fit for the role, mentioning your current enrolment status and student mobility experience(s) in France. Please note that you are not required to provide a cover letter or CV, as this is not a job application.