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Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors


Each spring break, FMU sponsors an exciting opportunity for FMU Honors students.  Four students (one senior, one junior, one sophomore, one "at large" student, who may be a freshman) are selected to represent FMU in general, and our Honors Program in particular, at one of our exchange partners in Germany, France, England or Ireland! 

Honors Ambassadors are responsible for recruiting interested students to FMU for a semester or year, but also for touring and seeing the wider world for themselves.  The Honors Ambassadors Abroad excursion is certainly one of the greatest benefits of belonging to FMU Honors.  Indeed, FMU covers most of the travel expenses: air and train fares, hotels, and $32 per day towards meal costs. Travelers will be responsible for additional costs, including – if necessary – the $new passport fee and the International Student ID Card (about $150 total)

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All applicants must be full-time, degree-seeking, FMU Honors students.
  • All applicants must be capable – individually, or with reasonable accommodation – of handling their own luggage, stairs, and walking tours.
  • The required number of Honors credit can include Honors courses in Fall 2012:
  • Sophomores must have completed between 22 and 53 credit hours. At least 6 hours must be Honors.
  • Juniors must have completed between 54 and 86 credit hours. At least 12 hours must be Honors.
  • Seniors must have completed at least 87 credit hours. At least 15 hours must be Honors.
  • Note: If there are no suitable applicants in one category, the Committee may select two applicants from another category.

How can I apply?

  • There is a formal, but simple, application you may obtain from Dr. Tuttle.   In addition to the usual information--name, contact information, and so on--it requires a faculty reference willing to attest to your maturity and capacity, as well as a formal statement expressing your interest in being an Honors Ambassador.  Your statement should clearly and convincingly explain why you want to go, and why you feel that you would be a good representative for FMU (that is, both what you will bring to the experience, and what you hope to get out of it). 
  • Applications are due to Dr. Tuttle on November 1 of each year.
  • Finalists may be invited to an interview with the selection committee.
  • In consultation with the faculty members of the Honors Committee and faculty chaperones, Dr. Tuttle will select the top applicants. All trip participants are subject to final approval by Provost Chapman.
  • All pplicants will be notified by e-mail, before Nov. 15.

What responsibilities will the Honors Ambassadors have?

  • To attend scheduled pre-trip meetings (at least two) to plan and prepare.
  • To become familiar with the school and places to be visited.
  • To meet and interact with some students and faculty during the visit.
  • To be prepared to represent FMU accurately and positively to prospective exchange candidates, and to look out for them if they come here.
  • Upon return, to be prepared to represent Ireland and the institution accurately and positively to exchange candidates from FMU.
Last Published: October 29, 2013 2:16 PM
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