About the Global Ambassador Program (GAP)

The Global Ambassador Program is for international students who are at the University of Toronto (U of T) for a short term, through the CIE international exchange and visiting program. The program connects international exchange and visiting students with a current U of T student volunteer, known as a Global Ambassador. It supports the students through their fast-paced transition to U of T and creates a community of globally-engaged students.


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How to join Watch your email for your invitation to the GAP program
Global Ambassadors Friendly faces on campus who can answer day-to-day questions
Program Updates Coming soon!

How to join

As an international exchange or visiting student coming to U of T through a CIE program, you are automatically a member of GAP and will be matched with a Global Ambassador.

An invitation to the GAP program will be sent to you after you are admitted to U of T, around July for Fall/ Winter students.

Global Ambassadors

The Global Ambassadors are current U of T student volunteers who are here to help international exchange and visiting students coming to U of T for a semester or two. The Global Ambassadors aim to create a positive, welcoming and inclusive student experience for international students. The Global Ambassadors will help with transition questions before the students arrive, plan events and activities during the year and build an engaged international student community.

Get to know our current Global Ambassadors (2017-18)


Program Updates

July – August: Global Ambassadors reach out to inbound exchange and visiting students. Students can ask their Global Ambassadors questions on transitioning to U of T.

September: Friday, September 15: CIE Welcome Reception, Cumberland House, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. A chance for Global Ambassadors and their mentees to meet! A great opportunity for students to meet other students from around the world and at U of T.

September – March: Global Ambassadors will invite their students out to small social events/outings and every month there will be an opportunity to meet other students in large scale events. This is a great chance for students to learn more about U of T, their community and the unique opportunities in Toronto.

December: Farewell Gathering for all students leaving in December.

March: Farewell Gathering for all students leaving in April.