Global Ambassadors


2021-2022 Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors is a professional development program offering mentoring, extracurricular and international experiential learning designed for students interested in careers with internationally service organizations, including the civil service and Foreign Service. This program creates opportunities for interactions between the students and foreign service officers, civil servants, and distinguished professionals in internationally-oriented organizations working on global challenges.

Throughout the year, students learn about foreign policy, foreign service, and its challenges and opportunities. They participate in advising, mentoring, and discussion sessions, interact with former and current foreign service officers. The program is directed by Dr. Max Kovalov, the Bennett Director of the Mroz Global Leadership Institute.


Interested in joining the Global Ambassadors Program? Check out program requirements.


Global Ambassadors at the State Department


On March 7-11, 2022 the Global Ambassadors along with Mroz Institute Bennett Director Max Kovalov and Mroz Institute Steering Committee member Beatriz Maldonado spent a week in Washington, D.C. During the spring break field trip, the students visited embassies, international organizations, think-tanks and the U.S. State Department, namely the following organizations:

  • The Belgium Embassy
  • Human Rights Watch, visit with HRW Director Jose Miguel Vivanco
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Der Spiegel
  • Observer Research Foundation (ORF) America
  • Stimson Center
  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • State Department, visits with CofC alumni working at State Department

Conversation about careers in think-tanks with Brian Finlay at Stimson Center

At the National Endowment for Democracy for a meeting with NED’s president Damon Wilson

Visiting Chief Correspondent of Der Spiegel Roland Nelles

Visiting Observer Research Foundation America for a talk about cyber security

At the State Department with CofC alums Diane Price and MaryAnn Robinson

Meeting Jose Miguel Vivanco, former Director of Human Rights Watch for the Americas

Cultural immersion at Ethiopian restaurant

At Ethiopian restaurant

Global Ambassadors at USAID visiting Mattito Watson, Senior Technical Advisor for Children in Adversity